Governor Inslee signed two biometrics bills into law this week, making Washington a leader in the category of protecting these unique biological identifiers, both in the public sector and private sector arenas.
HB 1493 establishes requirements of clear notice and consent before a company can collect a biometric identifier. The definition of biometric is fairly broad, covering many different biological characteristics and systems. A few other states have biometric collection laws, with Illinois and Texas being the most prominent. This law may prevent a social media... Read more