“It also requires someone to make an intentional gesture by holding their palm over the device to use,” Dilip Kumar, vice president for physical retail and technology at Amazon said. “And it’s contactless, which we think customers will appreciate, especially in current times. Ultimately, using a palm as a biometric identifier puts customers in control of when and where they use the service.” Some will undoubtedly worry about how Amazon plans to store and potentially monetize this data. In his blog post, Kumar said that palm images will be encrypted on a “highly secure area in the cloud,” and never locally on a store scanner. Customers can also delete their Amazon One-related data at any time via one.amazon.com.
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