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TikTok biometric data privacy lawsuits in U.S. merged as Microsoft mulls acquisition

Twenty lawsuits alleging biometric data privacy violations by TikTok in federal court have been rolled up into one by a…

 

Broad biometric protections in Senate bill with slim prospects

With notable exceptions, legislation proposed by U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley would make it all but impossible for…

 

Biometric data protection policy guidance in Quebec, update in Vermont and warning in Lithuania

A new guide to implementing biometrics in compliance with Quebec’s data protection laws has been published by the Commission on…

 

Portland face biometrics ban proposal reflects basic misunderstanding of the technology, IBIA says

Draft bills under consideration by the City of Portland to prohibit biometric facial recognition from being used by public and…

 

Facebook biometric data collection practices investigated by Texas AG

Facebook’s collection of biometric information is under investigation by The Attorney General of Texas to see if it violated the…

 

Unclear if biometric privacy law applies to algorithm training, though BIPA decisions clarify scope

Biometric privacy laws may apply only to processes in which individuals are identified, Theodore F. Claypoole of Womble Bond Dickenson…

 

Facebook adds $100M to biometric privacy settlement in attempt to satisfy skeptical judge

Facebook has added $100 million to its proposed settlement in a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) lawsuit, Fortune reports. The…

 

Letter to Pelosi: Cut facial recognition spending from appropriation bills

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives seem to be making biometric surveillance a fortified position for the November general…

 

Facial biometrics in New York state schools blocked as legislature passes 2-year moratorium

A moratorium has been placed on the use of facial recognition and other biometrics in New York schools until 2022…

 

Examining the legal landscape for companies using biometrics in the United States

The use of biometric technology in everyday life has increased dramatically over the last few years. As a result, private…

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