What is Biometric Data?

February | Illinois: People in Illinois accused Facebook of breaking the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act, with the social media platform settling for $550 million.

Washington Enacts First-in-the-Nation State Law Regulating Governmental Use of Facial Recognition Technology

April | Washington: Washington’s governor has signed a bill that establishes new statutory regulations on the use of facial recognition technology by state and local government agencies.

Biometric Technology Raises Liability Concerns

June | National: Some experts are growing concerned about data privacy and security as facial recognition, fingerprint and voice recognition become more commonplace.

Office Depot to Offer Biometric Identity and Background Check Services from Telos ID

June | National: Office Depot, Inc., has partnered with Telos Identity Management Solutions to offer ID and background check services.

Biometric Privacy Suits Alleges Onfido Violated Illinois’ Informed Consent Rules

June | Illinois: A class-action suit has been filed against Onfido, alleging violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

The Role of Biometrics in a Post COVID-19 World

August | National: Contactless biometrics is expected to continue to advance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of an employer’s access control efforts.

Hacker Arrested in Noida for Stealing Money by Cloning Fingerprint

October | India: A hacker in Noida was using Aadhaar Enabled Payment Systems to withdraw money from victims who never used their thumb impression.