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BIOMETRIC DATA LAWSUITS MAY FACE NATIONWIDE EXPANSION

The federal government is interested in enacting the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 (S. 4400) that was recently proposed in the Senate. This act would regulate the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of biometric information.

Biometric data types vary, but there are six common types:

  • Face recognition 
  • Iris recognition 
  • Voice recognition 
  • Fingerprint scanner 
  • Hand geometry 
  • Behavior characteristics 

Biometrics are metrics related to human features that verify an individual’s identity. Biometrics can help make passwords more convenient. However, biometric data can also get into the wrong hands. Currently, the only legislation that protects biometric privacy is the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (Illinois BIPA). Over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of claims have been filed through the Illinois BIPA. If the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 is passed, an even greater number of claims can be filed. Click here to learn more.

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