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Just a few years ago, the thought of employees being able to “punch in” at work using their fingerprint seemed like pure science fiction. Today, fingerprint-based biometrics is widely used as a go-to method for organizational timekeeping. At the same time, however, several challenges still exist regarding this burgeoning form of biometric technology.

To further complicate matters, the use of fingerprint readers have become the primary target for complex class action litigation under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). At the same time, various states and municipalities are enacting new, stringent laws modeled off BIPA to regulate the commercial use of fingerprint biometrics.

Combined, companies using fingerprint biometric data should take steps to harness the benefits of this technology in compliance with current (and anticipated) laws.

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