Mar 192010
 
 March 19, 2010  Laws, U.S.

New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday sided overwhelmingly with the Security Industry Association (SIA) on a crucial biometrics issue.

Following an education and advocacy push by SIA, legislators rejected by a 267-39 vote HB 1409, which would have prohibited any government agency or private entity in the state from using biometrics as part of identification cards ” except for employee identification cards ” and from requiring a person “to disclose or provide biometric data as a condition of doing business with, engaging in any business activity or relationship with, or obtaining services from, that agency or entity.” Biometric data was defined in the bill to include everything from DNA to retinal scans to facial features to fingerprints.

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