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.

 

Mall operator suspends use of facial recognition as Canadian privacy commissioners investigate legality

Shopping mall operator Cadillac Fairview has suspended its use of facial recognition in Calgary’s Chinook Centre and Market Mall following…

 

BIPA lawsuit against United quashed and new suits filed as harm criteria is clarified

A potential class action suit filed by a former employee of United Airlines under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)…

 

Bossa Nova expands research partnership with CMU, acquires AI firm HawXeye

Bossa Nova this week announced the acquisition of AI company HawXeye. Bossa Nova provides real-time, on-shelf product data for the…

 

Alibaba and Marriott partner for trial of facial recognition hotel check-in

Alibaba and Marriott International are partnering to trial facial recognition for the hotel chain’s guests, enabling them to skip front…

 

Facebook faces allegations of privacy violations and manipulating consent for facial recognition

Facebook is facing criticism for its reintroduction of facial recognition for the platform’s European users earlier this year, The New…

 

Privacy groups urge Illinois Supreme Court to rule for plaintiff definition of harm in BIPA suit

A coalition of privacy advocacy groups have filed an amici curiae brief urging the Illinois Supreme Court to rule that…

 

WTTC moving quickly to solve travel infrastructure crunch with harmonized biometric traveler identity

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is very busy. It advocates for all of the companies that participate in…

 

Qantas announces trial of end-to-end facial recognition air travel system

Qantas Airways has announced it will trial an end-to-end facial recognition security system for passengers departing from Sydney Airport, beginning…

 

New California privacy law restricts sharing of biometrics and other personal data

California legislators have headed off tough proposed privacy legislation by unanimously passing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 9…

 

Blink and you’ll miss it: The mass-market adoption of facial verification in business

This is a guest post by Husayn Kassai, CEO and co-founder of Onfido. Who are you? And how can you…

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