Biometric Data Risks: Keep Eyes on Coverage Gaps

Placing You First Insurance Podcast by CRC Group

Nov 20 2020 • 18 mins

A growing number of organizations are using biometric data, such as fingerprints and retinal scans, as a convenient way to improve security. From touchpads that unlock smartphones and computers, to scanners providing access to places of business, biometric data seems to be a fast, easy and secure way to authenticate individuals and unlock access.

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The risks of collecting and storing biometric data, however, are high, and they require closer scrutiny. What’s more, insurance policies might not respond to claims alleging violation of biometric data privacy laws, creating coverage gaps.


  • Mark Waldeck is the Office President of CRC Chicago and an active member of CRC Group’s ExecPro Practice Group.
  • Sebastian Swain is a Director with CRC’s Los Angeles office and an active member of CRC’s ExecPro Practice Group.

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