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Implementing biometric attendance systems – employers beware

In response to concerns about employee attendance and building security, some employers have chosen to implement biometric attendance systems in the workplace. However, they must make sure they follow privacy rules.

These systems allow an employer to monitor employees’ work hours by measuring biological characteristics like fingerprints, handprints or facial features and associating this measurement with an identified individual. This article from the Bennett Jones blog explains that, as biometric systems record personal information about identifiable individuals, their use by employers is subject to the requirements of privacy legislation. Read the full story here.

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