16 Aug Companies Should Consult with Biometric Privacy Experts to Avoid Lawsuits, Lawyer Says
In a recent interview, McguireWoods attorney Steve Gold said that companies should proactively consult with their legal and IT team to avoid potential lawsuits related to personnel data collection, such as biometrics.
Gold made the comment in relation to several recent class action lawsuits where the employer wrongly collected and used employee biometric information without getting consent.
He adds that in several US states such as Illinois, companies are prohibited to collect biometric information, unless they do it under certain guidelines. Aside from this, the employee should also be informed if biometric data is to be taken from him, and he must provide his written consent.
Source: Biometric Update