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Scattershot Regulation Of Biometrics

Internet biometrics privacy monitor

February 19, 2020

Advances in biometrics technology are rapidly finding their way into many industries – automotive, travel, security, health care, insurance and financial services, among others – with impressive results but also some predictable privacy concerns. Some insurance companies already offer to lower rates to customers who agree to install sensors that monitor vehicle performance, and technology in the wings goes a step farther. One major insurance company has obtained patents for systems that assess a driver’s intoxication, medical conditions, and even anxiety. At this point uniformity of regulation in this area is lacking, but this Today’s General Counsel article looks at how it has developed in some key states, including Illinois, Washington, Texas and California.

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