The Next Steps For Biometrics Legislation Across The US

Law360, New York (May 25, 2017, 11:55 AM EDT) -- When Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq. (BIPA) became law in October 2008, it was the first state law of its kind to generally regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric information, defined by the statute as “information, regardless of how it is captured, converted, stored, or shared, based on an individual's biometric identifier used to identify an individual,” which includes “a retina or iris scan, fingerprint, voiceprint, or scan of hand or face geometry.” Texas passed a similar law shortly...
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