A Dramatic Expansion of Biometrics Proposed by Department of Homeland Security

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D.   On Sept. 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the “Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” The NPRM involves a dramatic shift in policy, expanding the types of biometrics collected and broadening the use
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Updates in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy – August 2020

By Krishna Jani, Flaster Greenberg   There is a lot going on in the world right now — and the world of data privacy is no exception.   Here is a snapshot of what’s on my radar:   1. Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders introduced the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 on Tuesday, August
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Facial Recognition Technology Comes Under Scrutiny

By Patrick McKnight, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP   Facial recognition technology is coming under scrutiny in a new bill under consideration by Congress. The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act (S. 4084) was introduced by Senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Representatives Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ayanna Pressley of
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Police Can’t Force You to Unlock Your Phone with Finger or Face, Judge Rules

By Jeffrey A. Franklin, Prince Law Offices P.C. On January 10, 2019, a federal magistrate judge limited law enforcement’s requests to utilize biometric features, e.g., finger, facial or iris recognition, to unlock smartphones or computers that may be found at a residence during a search. The ruling came In the Matter of the Search of
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