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Federal law trumps state biometric privacy law as BIPA appeal thrown out

Airlines are exempt from Illinois state law requiring explicit informed consent from employees to use their biometrics for time and…

 

Facebook argues for biometric privacy class action suit to be thrown out

Facebook is attempting to quash a class action suite by arguing in an appeals court that the decision of the…

 

Illinois Supreme Court opens floodgates for class action litigation under state’s biometric privacy law

This is a guest post by Ana Tagvoryan, Jeffrey N. Rosenthal and David J. Oberly, attorneys at Blank Rome LLP….

 

State law proposed in Michigan Senate to ban use of facial biometrics by law enforcement

The Michigan Senate is considering a bill which would ban the use of biometric facial recognition by law enforcement in…

 

Biometrics industry groups blast San Francisco decision and process in facial recognition ban

The Identification Technology Association (IdTA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have each issued a statement condemning the…

 

Facial recognition controversies draw increasing attention

Controversy continues to swirl around biometric facial recognition, with U.S. House Committee hearings, legal challenges, and new revelations about who…

 

Microsoft VP calls for U.S. to align privacy laws with GDPR

May 25 is the first anniversary of the EU’s GDPR taking effect, and in its first year, 18 million people…

 

New York landlords and police uses of facial recognition challenged

A bill has been introduced in New York State Senate to block landlords from deploying biometric facial recognition systems on…

 

Seyfarth establishes biometric privacy group to help businesses cope with patchwork of state laws

Law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP is launching a Biometrics Privacy Compliance & Litigation Group to help businesses comply with the…

 

San Francisco passes ban on police and city use of public facial biometrics

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a ban on public biometric facial recognition use by police and other city departments…

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