Starting next month, businesses in New York City that collect biometric identifier information may be required to provide individuals with notice and be prohibited from selling or profiting from such information. New York City’s biometric privacy law (2021 NYC Local Law No. 3, NYC Admin. Code §§ 22-1201–22-1205) takes effect on July 9, 2021 and regulates the “collection, use, and retention” of biometric identifier information. To avoid potential liability, businesses should evaluate both whether they are “commercial establishments” subject to the law and if any technology they use collects biometric identifier information.
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