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From left: David J. Oberly and Jeffrey N. Rosenthal of Blank Rome. From left: David J. Oberly and Jeffrey N. Rosenthal of Blank Rome.

Currently, only a handful of domestic laws directly regulate the collection and use of biometric data—such as fingerprints, voice prints, retina scans and facial scans. But that may soon change. Several state legislatures have bills pending which, if passed, would place robust requirements and limitations over private entities’ biometric practices. And many of these bills would go into effect immediately, giving covered entities little time to come in compliance before being subject to potentially significant liability.

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