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My employer is getting new time clocks. Part of it requires

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My employer is getting new time clocks. Part of it requires a fingerprint. Is it legal for them to collect fingerprints from employees, or is it an invasion of my privacy. The company makes soft drinks. It isn't something that would require a high level of security such as a bank or a jewelry store.

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There is currently no law making your finger print legally private for this sort of purpose. Employers all over have started adding these sorts of bio-recognition features and no court has yet ruled that it is illegal.


So, unfortunately, unless and until someone successfully takes this issue to a court high enough to get the attention of the Supreme Court, the rules on the issue are very disjointed.


So, as it stands, it is not presently illegal.

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