First City in Pennsylvania Passes Ordinance on Controversial Facial Recognition Technologies

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D.   Background Previously on this blog, Patrick McKnight wrote about facial recognition technologies coming under increased congressional scrutiny, noting companion bills introduced on June 25, 2020 by Senators Markey and Merkley (S. 4084) and Representatives Jayapal and Pressley (H.R.7356) known as the “Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act
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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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CCPA Enforcement Begins on July 1, 2020: Is Your Company Ready?

By Krishna A. Jani, Flaster Greenberg   The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is one of the strongest and most comprehensive consumer data privacy laws in the country. It is designed to protect the data privacy rights of citizens living in California, and can thus impact any business that has customers in California. In essence,
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