Google Arts and Culture App Feature Unavailable in Illinois

Illinoisans attempting to use Google Arts and Culture app to find out which 17th century mural matches their face the most will have some difficulty, possibly due to state laws regarding biometric data. The app has been available for about a year and a half but recently gained popularity thanks to a new feature that allows users to upload a selfie and have it matched with a work of art in a museum. Illinois is one of two states that has laws that block the collection of biometric data to protect the privacy of its citizens. Companies must inform users how they plan to use the data and how long they plan to store it, and a person must give them written consent. (Gizmodo)


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