BIOMETRICS ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2020 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ (7)
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.
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.
June | National: Some experts are growing concerned about data privacy and security as facial recognition, fingerprint and voice recognition become more commonplace.
June | National: Office Depot, Inc., has partnered with Telos Identity Management Solutions to offer ID and background check services.
June | Illinois: A class-action suit has been filed against Onfido, alleging violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
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.
October | India: A hacker in Noida was using Aadhaar Enabled Payment Systems to withdraw money from victims who never used their thumb impression.