Portland, Oregon, has adopted a landmark law banning private entities from using facial-recognition technology in all public accommodations. The ordinance notes that facial-recognition technology has been documented to perpetuate racial and gender bias.
Two former Wendy's employees have filed a lawsuit in Illinois against the restaurant chain claiming that the way that the company stores and handles biometric data violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Google was fined $57 million for violations of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the largest GDPR-related penalty issued to date.
An Illinois Supreme Court ruling makes it easier to sue companies for damages for collecting biometric data, such as a thumb print, without telling consumers or employees how the information will be used.
News: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding employee privacy. Privacy issue guidance on subjects such as social media and surveillance.
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