Company Introduces Employee Fingerprint Scanning
BIOMETRICS—NEW SOUTH WALESOctober 14, 2011
Hundreds of employees of Railcorp will soon use a fingerprint reader to clock in and out of work, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The new biometric "bundy clock" has been introduced to curb payroll fraud and streamline payroll procedures and should be operational by mid-2012. Workers have expressed concern that their data could be subject to identity theft or misused by employers. Acting New South Wales Privacy Commissioner John McAteer has said that the adoption of such technology could lead to a "slippery slope" of employers gaining access to employee data, the report states.