CUNA Mutual Group Risk Alert: Biometrics - Are You Compliant with Privacy Laws?

As biometric recognition technology has improved, biometric identifiers are being used in the authentication processes for employees and members. While the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued recommended best practices for use of facial recognition, these best practices are nonbinding and serve only as guidance.

Currently three states have adopted laws regulating the use of biometric data-Illinois, Texas, and Washington. The lack of federal laws has made this emerging technology a target for privacy litigation. Credit unions need to understand the potential legal and regulatory risks of collecting and using biometric data and enforcement under current and emerging laws.

Read the full alert here.