NYC biometric law enters into force
On July 9, the New York City biometric data protection law entered into force with anticipated impacts on local businesses and restaurants, many of which are still addressing COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
The law requires certain businesses to post formal notices if they collect biometric data, and it expressly prohibits them from using such data for transactional purposes. The law also creates a private right of action enabling aggrieved parties to collect statutory damages – ranging from $500 to $5,000 – per violation.
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