This article appeared in Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, an ALM publication for privacy and security professionals, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Corporate Counsel, Internet and Tech Practitioners, In-House Counsel. Visit the website to learn more.

Biometrics may seem like a high concept to many people. Retina eye scanners and handprint door locks evoke images of Netflix sci-fi dramas, but biometric technology is taking place right now. From facial recognition airport security, the latest iPhone fingerprint sensor to desktop computer software, biometric authentication uses unique facial, retinal or fingerprint recognition to confirm a user’s identity, and is being increasingly used to establish bank payments and online transactions.