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Term: Biometric Data

Biometric data refers to data about the physical or behavioral characteristics of a person. This includes, for example, fingerprints or voice patterns.

What is Biometric Data?

Biometric data is the unique physical or behavioral attributes of individuals that can be used for identification or verification purposes. This encompasses a wide range of characteristics. Physical biometrics might include fingerprints, facial features, or retinal scans, while behavioral biometrics can refer to the distinct patterns of a person’s voice.

What does Biometric Data mean for businesses?

Due to the sensitive nature of biometric data, it’s often subject to stringent regulatory guidelines (such as a requirement for explicit consent). Businesses must ensure they handle and store this data in compliance with relevant laws.

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