EU Privacy Watchdogs Seek To Bolster Biometric Safeguards

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Europe's national privacy regulators on Wednesday updated their biometric technologies guidance, cautioning that the increased use and convenience of these methods requires companies to employ stronger safeguards to counter new privacy and data security risks.

In recent years, biometric technologies that once needed significant financial or computational resources have become dramatically faster and cheaper, allowing more companies to access and use biometric data such as fingerprints and facial characteristics to trace, track or profile individuals based on their physical characteristics, according to an opinion adopted on...
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