Major United States Municipalities are lining up to limit the ability of the private sector to use technologies to collect biometric identifiers and information. While Portland, Oregon, was perhaps the most dramatic, banning the use of face recognition technologies earlier this year, New York City will see a significant change on this front later this week. Effective this Friday, July 9, 2021, any commercial establishment in New York City that collects, retains, converts, stores or shares biometric identifier information of customers must disclose such activity using clear and conspicuous signage near all customer entrances. Moreover, it will be unlawful to sell, lease, trade, share in exchange for anything of value or otherwise profit from the transaction of biometric identifier information under the new NYC law.

Continue Reading The Eyes are Watching: New York City Commercial Establishments Beware – NYC is the Latest Major US Municipality To Restrict the Use of Technology Collecting Biometric Identifiers, Effective July 9