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One State Stands Out in Restricting Corporate Use of Biometrics: Illinois

ST. LOUIS — When night fell, a clerk at a bustling 24-hour MotoMart flipped a switch from behind the counter. Electromagnetic locks sealed the doorway. A window sign, now illuminated in red, warned “facial recognition technology in use” and directed …

Illinois Supreme Court: Insurer Must Defend Tanning Salon from Biometric Privacy Lawsuit

An insurer must defend a tanning salon from a class-action lawsuit that accuses it of violating Illinois’ unique biometric privacy law by sharing copies of its customers’ fingerprints with a vendor, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a 6-1 …

Texas Stops Taking All 10 Fingerprints for Driver’s Licenses

Under pressure from state lawmakers, the Texas Department of Public Safety will stop collecting electronic images of an applicant’s 10 fingerprints before issuing a driver’s license. DPS made the announcement Friday, saying the change will take effect Monday. DPS said …