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.

 

Sam’s Club to test future retail technology at new location

The new Dallas location of Walmart-owned member’s only retailer Sam’s Club will include more than 700 cameras, and be a…

 

Indian telecoms blocked from biometric onboarding to comply with Supreme Court Aadhaar decision

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued notification to the country’s mobile network operators that Aadhaar-based digital authentication for eKYC…

 

Internet Association says Facebook BIPA suit could chill biometrics use

The Internet Association has thrown its support behind Facebook in its ongoing BIPA lawsuit over the social media platform’s faceprint…

 

Yoti to provide facial recognition for age verification in UK supermarkets

Retail self checkout machine maker NCR has announced the integration of facial recognition technology from Yoti with its “FastLane” tills,…

 

Illinois Supreme Court ruling to clarify legal harm of biometric collection procedure violations

A suit against Six Flags Entertainment Corp. for violating the consent requirements of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is…

 

New York City councillor to propose facial recognition disclosure rules for businesses

A New York City councillor is planning to introduce legislation which would require businesses using facial recognition technology to disclose…

 

Chicago weighing special rules for businesses to use facial recognition for security

Chicago is considering amending its municipal code to allow businesses licensed by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to collect and…

 

Ensuring fair gambling the latest application for facial recognition at sporting events

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has an unusual motivation for the use of facial recognition reported by ESPN; identifying…

 

Biometrics Institute publishes questions for organizations to ask for responsible use

The Biometrics Institute has published a set of five questions for organizations to ask in order to ensure the responsible…

 

Two more potential class action suits filed under Illinois biometrics law

Proposed class-action law suits have been filed under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) against both fingerprint door-lock maker U-Tec…

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