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Employers Are Concerned About Identity Fraud During Hiring – According to New Study by HR Research Institute and Sterling

According to a research study titled “The State of Identity Verification,” conducted by’s Research Institute in partnership with Sterling, 80 percent of organizations indicate it is possible that they have experienced employee or job candidate identity fraud. The report revealed that many employers have concerns about employee identity verification and point to technology making […]

Court Finds That Liability Insurance Coverage Covers Company Sued Under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

The Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that a company’s liability insurance policy for personal injury covered an underlying class action alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and that the company’s insurer therefore had a duty to defend the company in the class action. In a separate 2019 landmark decision, it was […]

Expanding Biometric Class Actions Beyond Illinois

Portland, Oregon, has joined other jurisdictions in passing an ordinance that aims to ban the use of “facial recognition technology” in any place of “public accommodation.” Further, the ordinance bans any use of facial recognition technology unless use of the technology 1. Is necessary for compliance with law, 2. Is used to access a personal […]

Hacker Arrested in Noida for Stealing Money by Cloning Fingerprint

After seizing equipment that was used by a gang to clone fingerprints, an investigation by the Noida police has revealed that Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) was being misused by the cybercriminals. According to Triveni Singh, superintendent of Police cyber cell, money was being withdrawn using AEPS for which the victims never used their thumb […]

Portland, Oregon First to Ban Private-Sector Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Portland, Oregon, has become the first jurisdiction in the country to ban the private-sector use of facial recognition technology in public places within the city. Passed unanimously by the Portland City Council, the Ordinance will take effect January 1, 2021, and instances of gender and racial bias in facial recognition technology, along with the fact […]

Attorneys Provide Eight Tips to Ensure Compliance with Texas’ Biometric Privacy Laws

Employers in Texas should be aware of the Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act (CUBI), which applies to commercial uses of biometrics. But because “commercial purpose” is not defined in the legislation, attorneys have recommended that businesses treat all company operations as potentially included in CUBI requirements, including notice and consent stipulations; data retention […]

Preparing for the Next Front in Biometric Class Actions: Portland’s Facial Recognition Ban

Used to authenticate employees and customers, enhance physical security, reduce fraud and theft, and customize online services, facial recognition technology, while increasing in popularity, can lead to expensive class-action liability if not properly administered under federal, state, and local laws. The city of Portland, Oregon, recently banned the use of facial recognition technology in any […]

The Role of Biometrics in a Post COVID-19 World

Thermal imaging and contact tracing technologies have gained attention as businesses across America begin to reopen their doors post-COVID-19, but there is another solution that should be a part of an employer’s use of security systems: access control, including biometric entry devices. Originally designed to replace traditional access control methodologies in favor of faces and […]

Face Biometrics Integrated for Onboarding in NA by Ipsidy and Intellicheck, ZA by BioID, and Comcorp

A partnership has been announced by Intellicheck and Ipsidy, which is intended to bring an “enhanced suite of solutions for comprehensive real-time facial biometrics identity proofing and multi-factor authentication to the North American market.” The companies will merge their Remote ID authentication technology and facial liveness and biometric matching services, allowing clients to have confidence […]

Trust Stamp Executive Argues Biometrics Need Consistent Definitions and Standards for Flourish

Trust Stamp EVP John Bridge and Dr. Chaminda Hewage believe that there is a rising tension between the privacy and security aspects of biometrics and blames some of the confusion on varying laws from state to state, as well as federal laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation […]


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