Biometric data is information that is biologically unique to an individual and includes retina and iris scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, and scans of hand and face geometry, among other information. Biometric data is information that is biologically unique to an individual and includes retina and iris scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, and scans of hand and face geometry, among other information. Photo: greenbutterfly/Adobe Stock

July 1 ushered in new state laws in Colorado and Connecticut, governing the collection and use of biometric data. These statutes create a new potential source of exposure for companies that use biometric data in their business operations. The new statutes serve as a reminder to businesses about the role of insurance, and how existing insurance policies can serve to protect bottom lines, as similar legislation continues to sweep across the U.S.

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