Biometric data; employer policy on storage, protection, and destruction, civil penalty. (HB1215)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Biometric data; employer policy on storage, protection, and destruction; civil penalty. Establishes the parameters for the capture and safekeeping of biometric data by employers. The bill defines "biometric data" as a retina or iris scan, fingerprint, voiceprint, record of hand or face geometry, or any other means of information, regardless of how it is captured or stored, that is used to identify an individual based on biological identifiers. Once the purpose for capturing the data is complete, or after three years from the date it is last used for its initial purpose, whichever occurs first, the biometric data must be destroyed. An employer who violates the requirements of the bill is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 for each violation. The bill also provides a right of action against employers who violate the parameters of capturing and safekeeping biometric data. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103974D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2020Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/27/2020Continued to 2021 in Communications, Technology and Innovation

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