New York’s Biometric Privacy Law The Latest To Curb Facial Recognition

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The New York City Council started its 2021 legislative cycle in grand fashion by enacting a new biometric privacy law that requires businesses to provide public notice to customers of the use of facial recognition or other biometric technologies and prohibits the sale of facial template data to third parties, and which will go into effect on July 9, 2021.

The New York City law is the latest in a string of new laws specifically targeting the use of facial recognition biometrics by private entities, and parallels the sentiment of a number of other cities and states that have voiced

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