Tag Archives: biometrics

Semi-Autonomous? Volvo’s Plan to Include New Features in its Next Fleet

Recently, Volvo announced that it will introduce a 112 mph speed cap on its vehicles from 2020 onward. Now, Volvo has announced that it will include driver-facing cameras and sensors in all of its vehicles as well. The goal of these cameras? Volvo says that it’s to crack down on distracted drivers—checking text messages, intoxication, … Continue Reading

Individuals Need Not Allege Actual Injury to Sue for Damages Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

On January 25, 2019, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court held that, under that state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a person need not suffer actual injury or adverse effect in order to bring suit under the statute. In its decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., the Court determined that a minor child whose … Continue Reading

MLB to Use Biometrics to Replace Traditional Ticketing

Traditional tickets (paper, that is) have already been replaced with mobile tickets for many Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums across the country, but now, MLB has teamed up with CLEAR, which provides biometric authentication, to implement biometric ticketing at select stadiums. CLEAR will allow baseball fans to use their fingerprints, and eventually facial recognition, to … Continue Reading

Privacy Tip #135 – Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Tips

Here’s a great idea offered by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau: while you are doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a digital spring cleaning too—that is, your computer, cellphone and Internet-connected devices. The tips acknowledge that we all have information contained on our computers, cellphones and mobile devices … Continue Reading

Do You Have “Security Fatigue”?

Every day it seems a new data security breach has occurred, a new “cyber hack” is in the news…making us run to our phones, computers, bank accounts, you name it, to see if we could be the “one” affected. As a result, more and more online transactions, websites, financial institutions, for work or personal, require … Continue Reading

Shutterfly settles Illinois biometrics case

We previously reported that Shutterfly’s effort to dismiss the proposed biometrics class action case against it was unsuccessful [view related post] The proposed class action suit alleged that Shutterfly violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act because Shutterfly measured the contours of the named plaintiff’s face to create a template that it used to suggest … Continue Reading
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