Biometric data

The Netherlands: Fine imposed on employer processing fingerprints of employees

By Stephanie Reinders Folmer and Richard van Schaik The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA“) issued a fine of EUR 725,000 for a company unlawfully processing fingerprints of its employees for attendance and time registration purposes. Under the GDPR, biometric data (e.g. fingerprints) processed for the purpose of identifying a natural person are considered a …

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FRANCE: THE FIRST CNIL STANDARD REGULATION FOR BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS IN THE WORKPLACE

By Denise Lebeau-Marianna (Partner) & Alexandre Balducci (Associate) Why did the CNIL adopt a specific regulation for the use of biometric data processing in the workplace? In accordance with Article 9 (4) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides that “Member States may maintain or introduce further conditions, including limitations, with regard to …

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