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Washington's New Biometric Privacy Statute and How It Compares to Illinois and Texas Law

by Alston & Bird on

Washington recently became the third state to pass a statute regulating the commercial use of biometric identifiers. The growing trend of state biometric privacy legislation began in 2008, when Illinois enacted the Bio-metric...more

New Wave Of Biometric Privacy Class Actions: Could You Be A Target?

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

While the privacy world is focused on the Equifax data breach, another development is taking place that could have a more lasting effect on privacy law. In the last month, plaintiffs’ lawyers in Illinois have filed over 20...more

Apple X’s Face ID Feature Places Spotlight on Facial Recognition Technology, Raising Numerous Mobile Privacy and Data Usage Issues

This week’s Apple X announcement was not more than a few hours old, and the questions began to come in. Apple’s introduction of Face ID facial recognition on its new phone – although already available in some form on several...more

Notice of proposed rulemaking, exemption for biometrics database from the grasp of the Privacy Act

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register moving to exempt the FBI’s biometrics database from the notice and consent provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974...more

New Guidelines on Collecting Biometric Data Help Businesses Stay Ahead of the Game

by Reed Smith on

The amount of data collected worldwide is rapidly proliferating, and one international organization wants to make sure it’s clear how to protect what is arguably the most sensitive category of that data: biometrics....more

Employers Must Follow Privacy Protocols When Implementing Biometric Attendance Systems

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In response to concerns about employee attendance and building security, some employers have chosen to implement biometric attendance systems in the workplace. These systems allow an employer to monitor employees’ work hours...more

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