An Australian worker won a landmark privacy case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to use a fingerprint scanner May 23, 2019
Biometric time and attendance systems use the fingerprints of employees to verify who is actually clocking in and clocking out of work each day. The system scans the finger of the employee, coordinates are determined and then the system maps the endpoints and intersections of the fingerprint.
These are then referenced against what is in the system from the employee. If an employee has not been entered into the system, he or she will not be able to use the biometric system to clock in and out of work each day.
An Australian man won a landmark case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to hand over his biometric data to his employer.
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