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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.

 

Biometric payments on the rise, with face, iris, and fingerprint recognition deployments

Several companies have released new biometric payment platforms or unveiled new projects and data this week. Veritran unveiled a new…

 

South Carolina Biometric Data Privacy Act could increase compliance obligations

Biometric data privacy legislation has been introduced in South Carolina which could introduce a new set of compliance obligations for…

 

Six Flags and Snapchat parent head off court decisions in biometric privacy suits

A settlement has been reached in the biometric data privacy lawsuit against Six Flags for $36 million, the Cook County…

 

Dating app users sought for biometric data privacy suit

A biometric data privacy class action suit against dating sites and apps is inviting prospective plaintiffs to join on, while…

 

Is voice the other shoe to drop in biometrics legal battles?

It is easy to forget about the privacy implications of voice recognition deployments with the saturation coverage of Clearview AI…

 

Curbs on biometric DNA searches by cops: Not a trend yet

Hesitancy by state governments to rein in police use of consumer databases for crime investigations is eroding. In Maryland, a…

 

Onfido’s biometric data privacy arbitration case looks awfully iffy

Arbitration cases generally are pretty two dimensional. When a buyer signs a contract requiring that any subsequent disagreements must be…

 

Vodacom Tanzania introduces voice biometrics for access to services

Vodacom Tanzania, a subsidiary of South Africa’s Vodacom Group, has announced the unveiling of a biometric identity verification feature which…

 

Vix Vizion takes market lead as facial recognition deployed for gambling in South Australia

Facial recognition has been deployed to more than 230 gambling venues in South Australia under the government’s plan to reduce…

 

Illinois Supreme Court ruling in biometric data privacy suit puts insurers on the hook

West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. is obliged to defend Krishna Schaumburg Tan Inc. from allegations it violated Illinois’s Biometric Information…

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