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Acuant beats some biometric privacy lawsuit claims, others remanded to state level

Some of the claims against Acuant in a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) suit have been thrown out by a federal…

 

Privacy policymaking might as well be in quarantine

If COVID-19 deaths have not prompted a unified approach to infection control in the United States, it might be foolhardy…

 

Amazon launches low-key campaign to derail Portland face-scanning law

Independent news reporting indicates that Amazon is spending money to defeat proposed Portland, Oregon legislation that would ban all use…

 

CRS asks, who is ‘watching the watchers’ in analysis of proposed privacy protection bills

In recent months, members of Congress have introduced four consumer privacy bills and circulated discussion drafts of two additional proposals,…

 

Legal experts warn of uncertainty and inconsistency in biometric and health-tracking technology rules

Biometric technologies are being rolled out to support health risk evaluations from a distance as people return to work, but…

 

U.S. senators, states want to know about edtech biometrics use

In just weeks, edtech has gone from being a university recruitment perk in the minds of parents and their high…

 

Facial biometrics purchased by Anaheim police, considered by California and Boston lawmakers

Anaheim police will purchase forensic biometric facial recognition software from Veritone after getting approval from city officials, the Orange County…

 

Biometric privacy claims ruled sufficient for federal court standing in BIPA vending machine suit

A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that an invasion of privacy rights under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is…

 

Biometric time and attendance systems restricted by European data protection rules, Dutch authority issues fine

Biometric time and attendance tracking of employees through a fingerprint-based system has been ruled illegal in Germany unless exceptional circumstances…

 

Illinois courts continue to refine biometric data privacy law details, vendors may be liable, TikTok sued

A defendant in a court battle over alleged violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is asking a Seventh…

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