United Kingdom: processing of biometric data must be “necessary and proportionate”, says ICO

In an enforcement notice issued on 23 February, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK body responsible for data protection and information rights, sets out the conditions for using biometric data to check employee attendance. While such use is not illegal, it must be "necessary and proportionate" to the aim pursued by the company.

Through Nathalie Tran. Published on 04 March 2024 Ă  13h21 - Update on 04 March 2024 Ă  13h22

In a decision handed down on 23 February, the UK’s data protection and information rights watchdog (ICO) ordered sports and leisure facility operator Serco to stop using facial recognition technology and fingerprint scanning to check the attendance of its employees and ensure that they are paid for their working time.…

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