Illinois’ BIPA is a model for upcoming biometric legislation; we expect 20% of states will have biometric privacy laws by 2024.
For now, the biggest questions still lack clarity: is scanning a photograph and not a face a violation of the law? Is there a legal precedent for ‘concrete injury’ as it relates to biometric data? The answers may have billion-plus dollar ramifications for tech companies, privacy advocates, and product users alike.
DNA phenotyping has the potential for positive use cases for law enforcement, but it is still early days for the technology. As it evolves, it appears more information and review are necessary to come to a true conclusion about its efficacy – and to develop the guidelines and processes to safely use it.
Facial recognition technology may have some concerning side effects. An MIT report found bias in Amazon’s popular facial recognition system.