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FTC to Vote on Biometric Data Policy Statement

The FTC plans to vote May 18 on a policy statement listing practices the agency will scrutinize in the enforcement of biometric data abuse, the commission announced Thursday. The policy statement “will list examples of some of the practices the…

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Commission will scrutinize in determining whether companies collecting and/or using or marketing biometric information technologies are complying with Section 5 of the FTC Act,” the agency said in its commission meeting announcement. The commission is scheduled to vote on an NPRM to amend the health breach notification rule. Potential amendments would “help clarify technologies and entities covered by the Rule, facilitate greater electronic breach notices to consumers, and expand the required content of the notices, among other changes,” the FTC said.