Commercial Applications

The commercial application of biometrics refers to biometric systems in retail and customer-facing settings. This includes point-of-sale and payments, access control and identification. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition with retail-based systems.

 

IDScan.net licenses facial biometrics and ID validation technology for apartment buildings

IDscan.net has partnered with apartment building fraud prevention company CheckpointID to allow leasing agents, property managers and security guards to…

 

Microsoft VP calls for U.S. to align privacy laws with GDPR

May 25 is the first anniversary of the EU’s GDPR taking effect, and in its first year, 18 million people…

 

UK convenience store industry group approves Yoti biometric age verification

Yoti has been approved as a digital ID for age-restricted purchases such as energy drinks, lottery tickets, and tobacco products…

 

Seyfarth establishes biometric privacy group to help businesses cope with patchwork of state laws

Law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP is launching a Biometrics Privacy Compliance & Litigation Group to help businesses comply with the…

 

Chinese companies collaborate on facial recognition vending refrigerator

Global telecom infrastructure provider UTStarcom has launched a 5G-powered smart commercial refrigerator with biometric facial recognition to enable convenient automated…

 

Biometrics Institute launches updated Privacy Guidelines to include GDPR and AI developments

The Biometrics Institute is observing Privacy Awareness Week by updating its Privacy Guidelines to provide universal direction on biometric privacy,…

 

Proposed California Anti-Eavesdropping bill to limit smart speaker data storage and annotation

Legislation under consideration in California would require companies to obtain written consent before storing or sharing data collected by smart…

 

China considering new law to protect biometrics and other personal data

Legislators in China are drafting a new data privacy law to protect personal information, and biometric data in particular, The…

 

Biometrics added to Washington data breach law as New Hampshire considers limiting use

Washington legislators have passed a law to extend the state’s data breach notification law to several new types of information,…

 

FaceFirst partners with Loss Prevention Foundation for biometric security and privacy training

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) has partnered with FaceFirst to enhance its LPQualified and LPCertified certification programs for loss prevention…

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