Financial services company sued for allegedly violating Illinois' BIPA

(Apr 12, 2024) Financial services company Global Payments and its subsidiary Xenial are facing a class-action lawsuit for allegedly violating Illinois' Biometric Informatio... Read More

Illinois Senate passes bill to clarify BIPA penalty language

(Apr 12, 2024) The Illinois Senate passed Read More

Ontario IPC podcast discusses facial recognition technology

(Apr 12, 2024) Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology Senior Associate Cynthia Khoo discussed implications of facial recognition technology on the Information and ... Read More

Quebec lawyer ponders potential lawsuit over e-commerce privacy concerns

(Apr 12, 2024) Montreal lawyer Andrea Grass is planning a class-action lawsuit against e-commerce site Temu amid concerns over its privacy and data protection practices, Bi... Read More

Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 12 April 2024

(Apr 11, 2024) Kia ora koutou, Back in August 2023, I wrote about the release of a consultation Read More

NZ OPC publishes drafts rules on biometric technologies

(Apr 10, 2024) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand released draft rules on how biometric technologies can be used. The OPC indicated biometrics are regula... Read More

CFPB finds financial privacy concerns with online video game purchases

(Apr 8, 2024) The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report explaining financial privacy concerns with online video game purchases due to the large amoun... Read More

NZ Privacy Commissioner to investigate retailer's facial recognition program

(Apr 4, 2024) New Zealand's Office of the Privacy Commissioner is launching a "precautionary" inquiry into the facial recognition trial of grocery retailer Foodstuffs Nort... Read More

Nigeria's digital ID program issues 104M identification numbers

(Apr 3, 2024) Biometric Update reports 104 million people have registered for Nigeria's digital ID program, reaching nearly 70% of its 148 million registration goal. The c... Read More

MLB teams test facial recognition ticketing system

(Apr 2, 2024) Some Major League Baseball teams will test a facial recognition system that allows ticket holders to scan their face instead of a ticket, ESPN reports. The o... Read More