Emily Bruemmer of Davis Wright Tremaine writes:
Boarding a flight. Buying a coffee. Accessing a financial account. The number of actions or transactions that individuals can accomplish through the use of facial recognition, thumbprints, voiceprints, or other biometric information is varied and increasing.
Google Pay recently announced that it will authenticate payments through biometric confirmation in lieu of a PIN code. This summer, Walmart submitted a patent application for a blockchain currency that (according to the filing) in some cases “may act as a pre-approved biometric (e.g., fingerprint or eye pattern) credit.”
Read more on Privacy & Security Law Blog.