OPM Fingerprint Hack Exposes Liabilities In Biometric Data

Law360, New York (September 24, 2015, 10:10 PM EDT) -- The Office of Personnel Management's revelation Wednesday that fingerprint data belonging to nearly 6 million individuals was compromised in a recent cyberattack showcases the risks of collecting biometric data, a practice that attorneys say is gaining popularity and may expose companies to greater liability due to the uniqueness of the data.

While the OPM confirmed in July that personal information including Social Security numbers, mental health records and financial histories belonging to 21.5 million current, former and prospective government employees had been stolen by hackers, the...
To view the full article, register now.