Tampa cyber security lawyer biometricsNo longer is it necessary for one to key-in a password of letters and numbers in order to gain access to computers, smartphones, or other electronically-secured information. The use of one’s facial features, fingerprints, and even their iris for electronic security purposes is becoming more common, yet concerns pertaining to personal privacy and use of stored information is now facing legal challenges.

Wide Use for Biometric Technology  

The use of biometric technology has allowed various businesses to enhance service and security for their customers. Some examples include:

However, the use of such technology has drawn criticism, as it has led to concerns regarding the storage and alleged mishandling of personal information collected through biometric software scans. These complaints include:

While companies maintain that biometric technology allows them to offer and maintain enhanced security measures, including combatting fraud, citizens continue to express concern over the possible illegal storage, sharing, and use of information obtained through biometric means.

Understand the Limits of Privacy and Technology with an Experienced Florida Cyber Law Attorney

As technology is constantly evolving, and its impact on personal and business matters changes, it is important to know how new and existing laws may affect you and your clients. Nelson Cyber Law, PLLC is experienced in the practice of Federal and state of Florida cyber law matters including, but not limited to, cyber security, master service agreements, provisions of online contracts, and other areas of this evolving area of importance. Contact a Tampa cyber law attorney online or by calling 1-800-440-5536 and schedule a consultation during which you can ask questions and learn if further counsel is necessary to ensure that your rights are preserved.

Sources:

http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/biometrics-may-be-banned-in-florida-schools-but-flourish-elsewhere-20140309/

http://www.biometricupdate.com/201602/florida-bill-requiring-biometrics-for-patient-identity-verification-raises-concerns

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-biometrics-shutterfly-lawsuit-20170920-story.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/tech-companies-are-pushing-back-against-biometric-privacy-laws

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biometric-security-poses-huge-privacy-risks/