Does your phone immediately unlock for use after you glance at it? Have you visited your favorite social media platform only to find that you have been tagged in dozens of pictures? Or how about that time you scanned your fingerprints or eyes to open your phone, gain admittance to a theme park, or pass through airport security? These features all involve biometrics technology—the latest trend and high-growth area of technology used to help organizations provide consumers with a more effortless and interactive experience in exchange for personal information about your physical or behavioral attributes. Companies should be mindful in collecting this data and how they use and store that information.
Biometrics include facial, fingerprint, iris, gestures, and voice recognition. While biometrics technology is becoming more ubiquitous in daily life and being employed by more governmental agencies and service providers, new privacy considerations will continue to emerge as a result of the pieces of personal information shared by consumers to increase convenience.