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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.

 

Amazon, Microsoft say they’ll do what’s right on biometrics, but suits raise questions

Amazon and Microsoft have been hit separately with biometric data privacy lawsuits that, if proven in court, would strike at…

 

Macy’s blasts ‘legal gamesmanship’ in biometric data privacy suit, seeks dismissal

A lawsuit alleging the use of Clearview AI’s face biometrics service by Macy’s Retail Holdings in violation of the Illinois…

 

Another hyper-focused biometric privacy law: NYC Council approves tenants’ data law

When the New York City Council last month agreed to regulate biometric and other tenant data, some celebrated while others…

 

The watch is on for the next wave of US biometric data privacy lawsuits

Despite the wave of litigation alleging procedural violations of biometric data privacy rules, or perhaps because of it, other states…

 

Clearview says biometric privacy injunction unconstitutional, could force its closure

Clearview AI says in a motion filed to oppose a plaintiff’s motion for injunctive relief in its biometric data privacy…

 

Consumer data privacy rights advance in China, stall in India

The dominant mainland Asia economic powers, China and India, are tackling consumer privacy with proposed overarching legislation, but at the…

 

Chinese firms fined for facial recognition overuse, more city govts mull restrictions

The city of Ningbo in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province has slapped fines on three property development companies accused of illegally…

 

TikTok hit with biometric data privacy suit under GDPR

TikTok and its parent company are facing a lawsuit from a former UK regulator over allegedly intentional violations of children’s…

 

Biometrics for retail payments rolled out by Amazon, Sberbank, FPC

Amazon is bringing its palm biometric payment system to Whole Foods stores, according to a report by CNBC. Amazon One was…

 

Contactless biometrics market set for huge growth as entertainment industry dives in

Contactless biometrics are not just having a moment, they are starting a decade in which the market will grow at…

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