Tag Archives: Fingerprints

Dutch Supervisory Authority Fines Company for Processing Biometric Data of Employees

On April 28, 2020, the Dutch Supervisory Authority (“Dutch SA”) announced its decision to impose a fine of €725,000 on a company for unlawfully processing the biometric data of its employees. In 2018, the company concerned installed an access and time management system that collected and processed biometric templates of employees’ fingerprints.  This initiative came … Continue Reading

Biometric Data Under the Privacy Microscope

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Immigration Policy Center last week released an interesting report on law enforcement’s increasing efforts to gather biometric data, and associated risks of data inaccuracy, racial profiling, erroneous deportations, security breaches, and privacy invasions.  The report calls for greater accountability in the biometrics context, including collection and retention limitations; clear … Continue Reading

UK Government Opts In to EU Fingerprint Database

This past week, the United Kingdom Minister of State for Immigration, Damian Green, announced that the UK will join the Eurodac fingerprint database, a large centralized database containing the fingerprint data of asylum seekers and illegal border crossers who are found within EU territory.  Accordng to Green, the move will assist Europe in streamlining its … Continue Reading