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This is a good question. If you consent, an employer can provide your fingerprints to its customer.
I do not know of a reference area to send you to except to tell you that I am not aware of any regulations that prevent a private employer from requesting this information. Employers are permitted to impose certain requirements on employees that are consistent with the need to meet requests of customers. Many employers now use fingerprinting as a way to improve security and ensure that the individual is a legal resident and not a criminal.
You did not indicate whether you have a concern that this information is being shared. If so I suggest you discuss the matter with the HR department and express your concern that the information/fingerprints could be misused or disclosed to someone else without your knowledge. Your employer could perhaps request the customer to explain the need for the fingerprints and to agree not to disclose the information or use it except for the limited purpose they identify. The customer could also agree to indemnify you and the employer if the information is inappropriately disclosed.
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