biometrics regulations

Major Insurer Warns About Rise of BIPA, Other Biometrics Laws

Major Insurer Warns About Rise of BIPA, Other Biometrics Laws

One of the world’s biggest insurers is warning about the risks of biometric privacy legislation. The warning comes by way of Chubb’s latest Cyber InFocus report, with Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (or “BIPA”) being singled out as one of two salient digital issues in the insurance industry right now. (The other, ‘iEncrypt’, is a…

Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Triggered by Facial Recognition in School

Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Triggered by Facial Recognition in School

A seemingly innocuous test of a biometric attendance tracking system has resulted in Sweden’s first GDPR fine. The fine of 200,000 Swedish Krona was applied by the Swedish Data Protection Authority, or DPA, to the municipality of Skellefteå after it had trialed an attendance tracking system based on facial recognition technology at the Anderstorp High…

UK Tax Agency to Delete 5 Million Voice Files After GDPR Violation

UK Tax Agency to Delete 5 Million Voice Files After GDPR Violation

The United Kingdom’s tax authority has until June 5th to delete 5 million voice recordings that were used to provide biometric authentication for British citizens. The program dates back to 2017, when HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) began asking callers to use the phrase “My voice is my password” to register their voice biometrics and…