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Kronos Biometric Information Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved for $15.3M

Kronos, Inc., has agreed to (and a federal judge has preliminarily approved) a $15.3 million settlement to resolve claims that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting...

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Motion to Dismiss Denied in Class Action for Alleged Violations of Illinois Biometric Data Privacy Law

In a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Clearview Al Inc. faces allegations that it uses facial recognition technology that violates the...

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Texas AG Sues Meta, Alleging Massive Collection of Face Geometries Without Consent

Texas enacted a biometric information privacy law way back in 2001, which was amended in 2009. That was a long time ago in the context of the development of privacy laws,...

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Privacy Tip #319 – How Facial Recognition Technology Works and Why You Should Care

I have written about the privacy concerns of facial recognition technology many times before [view related posts]. Many individuals are unaware of how facial recognition technology works, who is collecting their...

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Privacy Tip #318 – IRS Abandons Use of Facial Recognition for New Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service announced in November 2021 that it would use facial recognition technology offered by ID.me to authenticate taxpayers before using any online services the IRS provides, including viewing...

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Meta Announces the End of Facial Recognition Technology on Facebook

The Facebook company now known as Meta announced this week that it is shutting down the Face Recognition system on Facebook.  Meta stated that this is part of a company-wide move...

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Biometric Privacy Class Action Against DAL Global Service will Proceed

DAL Global Services LLC, an aviation ground handling service provider, was hit with a proposed biometric privacy class action in April of this year in the U.S. District Court for the...

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Biometric Information Privacy Programs

Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) continues to be a problem for employers who are using biometric information such as palm readers or fingerprint timekeeping software. This week, waste management company...

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Privacy Tip #280 – Using Biometric Information for Payments and Services

Many individuals already use facial recognition technology to authenticate and authorize payment through their smartphone. According to Jupiter Research, by 2025 (only four years away), 95 percent of smartphones will have...

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