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.

 

U.S. Congress moves to regulate facial recognition technology

The Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act has been introduced in the U.S. Senate with bipartisan sponsorship from Senators Brian Schatz…

 

Washington data privacy and facial biometrics legislation approved by state senate

Washington Senators have approved a new data privacy bill modeled on the European Union’s General Data Protection Rule by a…

 

Google to argue online photo service is not subject to Illinois biometric privacy law

The use of facial recognition on photos of people, rather than the people themselves, is not covered by the Illinois…

 

Florida considers biometric data privacy law with private action rights like BIPA

A pair of Florida lawmakers are proposing legislation to require private companies using consumers’ biometric data to obtain informed consent…

 

Law firm adds more biometric privacy litigators to address uptick in Illinois BIPA lawsuits

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a U.S. law firm with twelve offices in the United States and London, this week announced…

 

Three new BIPA lawsuits over biometric time and attendance systems

Proposed class action lawsuits have been filed in Cook County Circuit Court against Enova Financial Holdings Inc., DaBecca Natural Foods…

 

Dueling Washington State facial recognition bills spark regulation debate

Microsoft is lobbying against a bill with bipartisan support in the Washington State legislature that would ban the use of…

 

Law firm rolls out BIPA sub-practice to focus on Illinois’ biometric privacy law claims

Lewis Brisbois has formed a new BIPA sub-practice within its Labor and Employment Practice that will focus on claims relating…

 

Biometric data protection bill introduced in Massachusetts

In late January four Massachusetts state senators introduced a bill that would require companies to refrain from collecting personal and…

 

Aviation company sued under BIPA for biometric collection procedure violations

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court by a former employee of Swissport USA accusing…

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