Global News Roundup: Aug. 9-15, 2022

(Aug 15, 2022) In this week’s global legislative roundup, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will host a public forum to receive public comments on data security and privacy... Read More

Roundup: Ireland, Russia, US and more

(Aug 15, 2022) In this week’s global legislative roundup, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced it will explore privacy and data security rulemaking. Updates to Russi... Read More

New Zealand OPC seeks public input on biometric uses

(Aug 15, 2022) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand issued a public consultation for biometric technology use in the country. The OPC seeks to ensure entit... Read More

Russia clarifies bank biometric data order

(Aug 11, 2022) Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Mass Media issued guidance that biometric data will not be collected from citizens without c... Read More

Amazon continues rollout of One palm scanning payment system

(Aug 11, 2022) Amazon will continue to roll out its “ Read More

Federal lawsuit against Amazon's edtech student verification platform to proceed

(Aug 10, 2022) A federal judge rejected Amazon’s attempt to stave off discovery in a lawsuit alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, MediaPost ... Read More

Ring sued over Illinois BIPA violations; Amazon seeks to dismiss BIPA 'voiceprint' claims

(Aug 5, 2022) A federal class-action lawsuit alleging doorbell company Ring collected biometric facial images without passersby’s consent can proceed, Bloomberg Law... Read More

Federal judge approves $92M TikTok class-action settlement

(Jul 29, 2022) MediaPost reports U.S. District Court Judge John Lee approved a $92 million class-action settlement involving TikTok over a range of data protection violatio... Read More

Soccer club pilots 'smart scarf' to collect realtime fan reaction

(Jul 29, 2022) English soccer club Manchester City is piloting a "smart scarf" that uses sensors to enable collection of fan reaction and emotions, Ars Technica reports. Th... Read More

BIPA suits move forward against Amazon, Clearview AI

(Jul 28, 2022) Biometric Update reports class-action lawsuits brought against Amazon and Clearview AI over alleged Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act violations wer... Read More