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Daniel, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court
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I have a few questions.

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I have a few questions.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Daniel replied 11 months ago.

How can we assist?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
First of all, is this going to be published publicly?
Thank you
Expert:  Daniel replied 11 months ago.

I trust someone with a knack of Google searching will find this question yes.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My english is not that good ^^
No way to talk by e*mail?
Expert:  Daniel replied 11 months ago.

No, but I can talk on the phone?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My apt tower wants us to access the premises using finger print (scanning my finger, on some device attached on the wall outside at the entrance, every time I want to go in). They first need to register my finger(s) with some USB device at their office.
They say the prints are not stored in their computer system but inside my entree pass (we have to first tap the entree pass then scan the finger to gain entree).
I don't own a unit here, I am just renting.Is this legal?
Can I refuse?
Expert:  Daniel replied 11 months ago.

You are at liberty to refuse.

It is legal however.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you Daniel,What law or regulation should I be looking at regarding "storage"/"use" of finger data.
If I refuse, I won't be able to enter my tower... They have given us a deadline after which, if finger data has not been recorded, access will not be granted.
Expert:  Daniel replied 11 months ago.


There isnt a real legislation I can point to, however there is no legal obligation to give any of your personal info to anyone.
They cannot disallow you into the property, UNLESS in the lease agreement there is something that you agreed upon previously that they can rely upon.