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NH Biometrics Bill in Committee

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 11, 2010

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban the use of biometric data in identification cards, reports SCMagazine. The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee will discuss the bill in an executive session today. Introduced in January, HB1409 would also prohibit the use of identification systems that would require the collection of an individual's biometric data, the report states. "That's the kind of information the government shouldn't generally require to be gathered about an individual," the bill's co-sponsor, New Hampshire Rep. Daniel Itse, told SCMagazine. Trade groups have voiced opposition to the proposed law.
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