Tag Archives: Facial Recognition Technology

Facing Privacy Suits About Facial Recognition: BIPA Cases Move Forward as More States Consider Passing Biometric Data Laws

Recent judicial interpretations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14, present potential litigation risks for retailers who employ biometric-capture technology, such as facial recognition, retina scan or fingerprint software. In a recent client alert, we discuss biometric privacy laws and recent case studies.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on Data Processing at Work

The Article 29 Working Party issued an Opinion on data processing at work, which complements the Working Party's previous guidance on the processing of personal data in the employment context and on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace. This blog entry provides highlights on the Opinion.… Continue Reading

Washington Becomes Third State to Enact Biometric Privacy Law

On May 16, 2017, the Governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, signed into law House Bill 1493, which sets forth requirements for businesses who collect and use biometric identifiers for commercial purposes. The law will become effective on July 23, 2017. Washington becomes the third state to pass legislation regulating the commercial use of biometric identifiers.… Continue Reading

Consumer Groups Drop Out of NTIA Multistakeholder Process Regarding the Commercial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Federation of America announced in a joint statement with other privacy advocacy groups that they would no longer participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology.… Continue Reading

NTIA Announces New Multistakeholder Process on the Commercial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

On December 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced a new multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology. The first meeting will take place February 6, 2014, with additional meetings planned for the spring and summer of 2014.… Continue Reading

FTC Releases Report on Facial Recognition Technology

On October 22, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission released a report entitled “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies” that focuses on the privacy concerns associated with this increasingly ubiquitous technology. … Continue Reading
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