The City of Monash Council in Melbourne, Australia has announced plans to implement a biometric employee attendance tracker in a local library to better ensure tardy employees’ time cards are being reported correctly, according to a SC Magazine article.
The rollout of the new technology, which is designed around a finger vein scanner developed by technology company Hitachi, is expected to occur over the next month.
One of the most touted aspects of the new systems by the reseller, TimeTarget.com.au, is the guarantee of a 1% drop in wage payments where should a company not see the drop in costs the units are free.
The move, however, has many civil liberty groups worried due to a lack of privacy laws in Australia protecting the stored data, which is planned to be stored online in a Microsoft SQL database.
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