Posts tagged Biometrics
Biometric Information Privacy Act: Lawsuits on the horizon?

Slowly but surely, tech companies are diversifying by moving into new and emerging markets, including the financial services. And, if legal departments are not involved at the get-go this could easily create some regulatory headaches. Could a new EU copyright law be the harbinger of a wave of lawsuits?

In January, the Supreme Court of Illinois held that a violation of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), is sufficient to confer standing - even without concrete evidence of harm.

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NYC Bill requires transparency ~ Biometrics

A local law that requires businesses to notify customers of the use of Biometric Identifier Technology has been introduced by the New York City Council. The law comes into effect 180 days after it becomes law.

Biometrics is the technical term for body measurements and calculations. It refers to metrics related to human characteristics. Biometrics authentication is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control. It can also be used to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance.

There are emerging concerns over the use of this recognition technology. On the one hand, biometrics is considered the future of human identification. However, there are calls for more stringent methods to protect biometric data against misuse and security breaches.

In this article, we look at the use of biometric data, the risks, and transparency requirements under the new NYC Law.

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