Privacy concerns over ‘biometric information’ like facial recognition fuel debate
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Thanks to technology, it is becoming possible to identify individuals through recordings of the way they walk, the pattern of blood vessels on the back of their eyes, even the way in which they strike a keyboard while typing, not to mention the vast trove of unique information available from genetic testing.
How much control should people have over this information after it is gathered? That’s the question behind a bill that would place “biometric information” inside the state’s Consumer Protection Act, allowing the attorney general’s office to investigate and people to sue if they think businesses used that information “for any purpose other than that which the individual reasonably expects.”