Commercial Applications

Biometrics are used in retail and customer-facing settings for point-of-sales services such as payments, access control in systems for purposes such as shoplifting prevention, and identification or characteristic analysis for personalization or customer insights. Access control systems are also increasingly used for automated commercial applications, such as hotel check-ins. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition.

 

China signals serious intent to regulate facial recognition and other biometrics

A Chinese government spokesperson is emphasizing the need for sensitive data like biometrics to be collected and used only for…

 

Clearview AI to face consolidated biometric data privacy suit in Illinois in partial victory

Clearview AI is facing a multidistrict data privacy suit over its sale of biometric services in Illinois, after having its…

 

Dutch grocer thinks loophole makes face biometrics legal in its store

A year after shutting off its facial recognition system under regulatory pressure, a Dutch supermarket wants to plug it back…

 

Manchester Mayor launches FinGo biometrics working group

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is launching a biometrics working group to explore the use of vein recognition technology in…

 

Facial recognition deployed in convenience stores in Mexico, England, Singapore

Convenience stores around the world are turning to facial recognition and computer vision to reduce theft and facilitate biometric payments,…

 

Intellicheck CEO urges businesses to step up authentication as online fraud increases

The CEO of digital identity solutions firm Intellicheck, Bryan Lewis, has urged banks and retailers to improve their security measures…

 

Chinese court rules in favor of biometric data privacy complaint as regulations tighten

A court in China has ruled that the mandatory collection of face biometrics from members of a wildlife park in…

 

Apple seeks reversal in remanded biometric data privacy suit

Apple is asking a U.S. federal court judge to reverse a judgement remanding a pair of claims to state court,…

 

Biometrics could soon be subject to more data protection, AI regulations in Canada

Canada’s government is planning to bring forward legislation on consumer privacy and the protection of personal data which could have…

 

Apple bid to dismiss biometric data privacy suits rejected, but 2 of 3 claims have no standing

Two out of three claims against Apple under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) have been sent back to state…

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