Mariano’s, Kimpton Hotels sued over alleged collection of biometric data:
It’s something very personal.
Chicago Tribune Article: Byerek@chicagotribune.com
Punch clocks, key codes and ID-badge swipes — they're all so 2010.
A new twist on tracking employee hours or providing access to sensitive work areas relies on biometrics. That's technologyspeak for distinguishing physical characteristics such as fingerprints, palm prints, iris scans and DNA.
But unlike, say, a stolen company ID, which can be replaced, individuals can't order up a new body part, raising concerns about what could happen if scans of their fingertips' arches, loops and whorls fell into the wrong hands. Those concerns are prompting employees and others to push back against company policies that require collection of biometric data.