Tagged as: Biometric Data Privacy

Biometrics Regulations: Navigating US Biometric Laws

The United States is in need of comprehensive federal data privacy legislation, which may finally be gaining traction. In late 2019, two competing federal privacy proposals were drafted. Senate Bill 2968 (the “Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act”), was introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), among others.  And the “United States…

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The Colorado Privacy Act Joins List of Comprehensive State Privacy Laws

On July 7, 2021, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) into law. The CPA will take effect on July 1, 2023 and joins the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) on a growing list of comprehensive state data privacy laws…

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NYC Enacts Biometric Data Disclosure Rules and Restrictions

Millions of vaccinated Americans — now maskless — surely can’t wait to rekindle their love affair with their iPhone’s facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, these same people are probably less eager for the bars, restaurants, and theaters they visit to collect that same facial data and other biometric information without their…

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What To Expect From NYC’s Tenant Data Privacy Act

New York City tenants harboring “big brother” concerns over landlords abusing data collected through smart access (i.e., keyless entry) systems will soon be able to rest easier. Following California, Virginia, and the British Virgin Islands, the New York City Council recently became the latest legislative body to pass privacy legislation with the Tenant Data…

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Biometric And Facial Recognition Technology In The U.S.: What’s In Store For 2021?

Regulation of the collection and use of biometric data is on the rise, a trend which is likely to continue through 2021 and beyond. Currently, three states have laws that regulate what private businesses can do with biometric data, and nearly a dozen other states and cities have proposed bills…

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“Data Knows No Borders”: Virginia’s Privacy Law Won’t Give Businesses Relief From The CCPA, But Consumers Nationwide Get Additional Privacy Rights

On March 2, 2021, Virginia enacted the Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”). The VCDPA will become effective January 1, 2023. The VCDPA shares its roots with the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) and the recently approved California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), and will regulate how businesses (the VCDPA refers to businesses as “controllers”) collect and share…

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Recent Decisions In Illinois Limit BIPA’s Reach, But California Begs To Differ

The recent flurry of Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) activity in California and elsewhere has called into question the effectiveness of an increasingly common defense to BIPA litigation in Illinois: that federal courts in Illinois do not have personal jurisdiction over companies headquartered and incorporated in other states, and conducting…

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New York Proposes Consent For Collection Of Biometric Data, Backed By Private Right Of Action

New York State Legislature Proposes Biometric Privacy Act On January 6, 2021, the New York state legislature proposed the Biometric Privacy Act (AB 27) to regulate the collection of biometric information by companies doing business in the state. The bill is currently in committee, and if enacted, New York would…

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