Illinois biometric privacy law passes a key court test

Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act just withstood a major challenge. The state’s Supreme Court has returned a BIPA dispute back to circuit courts after rejecting claims that would have significantly limited the law’s reach. Six Flags had fingerprinted a 14-year-old guest without his parents’ approval, violating BIPA’s requirement for obtaining consent, but had contended that […]

What Do Biometric Payments Mean for the Future of Purchasing?

What Do Biometric Payments Mean for Future Purchasing? Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

British Airways expands its biometric boarding gate trials in the US

British Airways is expanding its biometric boarding gate tests in the US. Last November, it began testing self-service boarding gates in Los Angeles Airport that don’t require customers to produce either their boarding pass or their passport. Instead, passengers only need to look into a camera, wait for their biometric data to be checked against […]

Your Face Is The Token: We Tried British Airways’ New Biometric Screening

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Delta Launches Biometric Boarding in Washington, D.C.

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Passport: Airports could soon be PASSPORT-FREE with new biometric technology

There is nothing worse for a traveller to get to an airport only to realise that they have forgotten their passport. Yet this could no longer be a problem for anyone heading on holiday in the future. Dubai Airport is trialling a new way to travel which could eradicate the need to take a passport […]

Israeli lawmakers pass biometric database bill

Israeli lawmakers have passed a biometric database law to digitally encode personal information of all Israeli residents, including high-quality photos for face recognition and fingerprints, but with certain provisions. Passed by a vote of 39 to 29 following a fierce debate in the Knesset, the biometric bill, promoted by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, was adopted […]

2K wins right to store your biometric facial data

Video game publisher 2K has just won a lengthy court case over the right to collect and store players’ biometric data. Using your console’s camera, the company employs face-scanning tech in its popular NBA series, with both 2K’s NBA 2K16 and 2K15 using the data to help players create more accurate avatars. When two gamers […]