biometrics News

Face-Scanner Clearview Agrees to Limits in Court Settlement

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI has agreed to restrict the use of its massive collection of face images to settle allegations that it collected people’s photos without their consent. The company in a legal filing Monday agreed to permanently stop …

Maine Lawmakers Advance Bill Regulating Corporate Use of Biometric Data

Maine is looking to enact tougher regulations about corporate collection of biometric data. The proposal before the Maine Legislature would require companies to get consent before they collect biometric information such as facial features, voices and fingerprints. It would also …

Top 10 Midwest Insurance Journal Stories of 2021

News of an Ohio jury’s conclusion that major pharmacy chains helped fuel the opioid crisis and a 6th Circuit’s reversal of a finding that COVID orders caused direct physical loss topped the headlines of Insurance Journal’s Midwest region in 2021. …

Facebook Says It’s Removing Facial Recognition System

Facebook Inc. announced on Tuesday it is shutting down its facial recognition system, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, citing growing societal concerns about the use of such technology. “Regulators are still in the process of providing a …

What One State’s Tough Stand Against Biometrics Says About Digital Privacy

When night fell, a clerk at a bustling 24-hour MotoMart flipped a switch from behind the counter. Electromagnetic locks sealed the doorway. A window sign, now illuminated in red, warned “facial recognition technology in use” and directed customers to “look …

Reuters: Rite Aid Deployed China-Linked Facial Recognition in Poor Neighborhoods

Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation …

About-Face: IBM to Exit and Oppose Facial Recognition Technology

International Business Machines Corp. will no longer offer general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, new Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna said in a letter to the members of the United States Congress on Monday. The company will stop offering …

Stadiums May Test Fans’ Privacy Boundaries With Virus Prevention Technologies

The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as part of the gargantuan task of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus and other airborne diseases. And …

Employment Liability Insurers See Plenty to Worry About, From Biometrics to Harassment

After Back to the Future 2 was released in 1989, moviegoers could observe Marty McFly as he traveled to his version of 2015 where fingerprints were used to identify a person, to unlock the front door of a house and …

Trump Administration Seeks to Limit ‘Overreach’ of Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

The White House on Tuesday proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach,” and said it wants European officials to likewise avoid aggressive approaches. In a fact sheet, the White …