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.

 

Law firms establish biometric privacy practice groups to focus on BIPA claims

Hahn Loeser & Parks announced this week that it has established a Biometric Privacy Practice Group to focus on claims…

 

NtechLab facial recognition tech being deployed for retail client flow analytics

NtechLab has signed a cooperation agreement with Watcom Group, a Russian firm that specializes in analyzing visitor flows in shopping…

 

Telpo features biometric payment terminals at Money20/20 Asia

Retail smart device provider Telpo reports that its smart terminals and biometrics-based payment solutions were “highly regarded” at Money20/20 Asia…

 

NEC partners to launch retail insight services powered by biometrics and AI

NEC Corporation and Macromill, Inc. have announced the joint development of a set of consumer insight marketing services that leverage…

 

Startup Vaak offers AI surveillance software to predict shoplifting before it happens

Japanese startup Vaak has developed artificial intelligence software it says can analyze behavior in footage from retail surveillance cameras to…

 

Report highlights potential impact of biometric technology on trust and democracy

The political and economic significance of biometrics are being changed by the potential for sharing biometric data between web servers…

 

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…

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