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U.S. State’s Lawmakers Considering Biometrics Data Bill

In what may be indicative of legislation to come on a broader range nationally, lawmakers in Wisconsin this week reportedly will take up a bill approved in committee that would prevent school district officials from collecting biological information including fingerprints and retinal images from students. 

“There are a lot of people who are concerned about biometric data,” she said following Thursday’s 7-3 committee vote along party lines,” said State Rep. Mandy Wright. “It does sound scary, but the fact is we are doing little to none of it right now.”

As more mobile devices begin to include biometrics for access to internal apps and payments, U.S. lawmakers may chime in. See what PYMNTS.com’s Jeff Green had to say about mobile biometrics in a recent report.

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