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Privacy agency in Belgium to investigate Carrefour's fingerprint payments

Thursday 16 January 2020 12:47 CET | News

The Belgian Data Protection Authority has announced that there is ‘a good chance’ it will investigate Carrefour’s fingerprint payment system.

The supermarket chain revealed its plans to organise a pilot project which aims to allow clients to pay for the groceries with their fingerprints in a store in the centre of Brussels. As such, the new solution will allow the clients to pay by scanning their finger at the cash register, after which the money will disappear from their bank account.

BrusselsTimes reveals that the Belgian Data Protection Authority (GBA) contacted Carrefour informally, after the supermarket unveiled a similar test which enabled customers to add points to their loyalty card with their fingerprint, with no need to use their card. GBA also mentioned that with the news about the new experiment with fingerprint payments, there might be a chance to send their inspectors.
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Keywords: Carrefour, fingerprints, payments, Belgium, privacy agency, GBA, bank accounts, data protection
Categories: Securing Transactions | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud
Countries: Belgium
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