Lawsuit alleges supermarket chain violated Illinois’ biometrics info privacy law

Employees at Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. have filed a class action suit alleging that the supermarket chain violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), according to a report by HRDive. The lawsuit claims the company’s practice of obtaining and storing employees’ fingerprints for timekeeping purposes does not meet adhere to the state’s BIPA requirements. Illinois’ BIPA requires employers to notify workers that their biometric data is being collected and retained, inform workers in writing the purpose and timeframe of collecting data,

ievo announces new fingerprint reader deployment

UK-based biometric recognition systems manufacturer ievo has supplied its “ultimate” fingerprint readers as an integral part of the security for the multi-million refurbishment and restoration of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels. The fingerprint readers have been installed at access turnstiles to both ends of the unique construction site, effectively securing access to the entire site and the construction staff. “Access through the two full height turnstiles at each end of the site is controlled by the biometric readers,” explained

Matrix showcasing enterprise security solutions at SECUTECH and ISC WEST

Matrix will be showcasing its video surveillance, time and attendance and access control solutions this week at ISC WEST 2017 in Las Vegas and at SECUTECH 2017 in Mumbai. Matrix will be showcasing the COSEC ARC, an IP based access control panel and COSEC DOOR FMX, a multispectral fingerprint-based door controller. This advanced multispectral technology reads surface and subsurface of a live fingerprint, giving a very clear and strong image even if the surface layer is not available due to

Bodet introduces biometric time and attendance solution for small businesses

Bodet recently introduced Timebox, a comprehensive time and attendance monitoring solution designed specifically for organizations of up to 100 employees. With Timebox, employees can clock in and out using a proximity badge, keyfob or a biometric fingerprint detector. Employee time and attendance data is stored on a database that can be retrieved using a portable USB drive, or sent directly to the central server through an existing wired network or via Wi-Fi. The plug and play software generates attendance reports

Safran introducing new fingerprint terminal at ISC West

Safran Identity & Security will be launching its MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme access and time fingerprint terminal at next week’s ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas. This device is the newest addition to the SIGMA line of fingerprint readers, which replaces the MorphoAccess and Bioscrypt 4G legacy ranges. Based on the same platform as the entire SIGMA product line, the outdoor MA SIGMA Extreme is specifically designed to operate in harsh conditions, resisting rain, snow, dust and salt mist. The ruggedized

FST adds deep learning algorithms to its biometrics-based visual identification solution

FST Biometrics will introduce strategic elements of IMID Access 4.0, its biometric visual identification solution that incorporates deep learning to enhance flexibility, accuracy, fraud prevention and user experience at next week’s ISC West in Las Vegas. IMID Access 4.0, which is commercially available this month, uses a fusion of biometrics-based technologies for identification-oriented applications, including access control, employee time-and-attendance and retail consumer experience. “The customer relationships we’ve developed with our existing visual identification platform have helped us to take our

Neurotechnology releases new biometric time and attendance products

Neurotechnology has released two biometric time and attendance tracking products including the new NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance cloud-based service and the updated NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 software. NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance uses face recognition to enable users to check in and out from anywhere via the internet by taking selfies using mobile devices or a dedicated device for all users in the company. In addition, NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 software provides improved speed and usability as well as adds iris

Israeli court rules that employees cannot be forced to use biometric time clocks

The Israeli National Labor Court ruled that organizations cannot force their employees to use biometric time clocks at the office, according to a report by Lexology. The Court’s ruling revoked the regional labor court’s 2014 decision regarding a collective labor dispute against the Qalansawe municipality, which aimed to make it mandatory for its employees to use a biometric time clock system to monitor their work attendance. According to the court’s ruling, “forcing workers to hand over their fingerprints for biometric

FieldOffice Software introduces mobile biometric time and attendance solution

FieldOffice Software LLC is introducing its mobile biometric time and attendance solution FieldOfficeTime at the CONEXPO–CON/AGG 2017 trade show for the international construction industries in Las Vegas this week. FieldOfficeTime is part of the FieldOffice suite of field resource management products. FieldOfficeSuite is an integrated set of mobile tools designed to power performance for field-oriented businesses across employees, work orders, jobs, and sites. FieldOfficeTime is a biometrics-based mobile time and attendance application that offers secure single and multi-factor authentication on

BIODIT expands distribution to Scandinavian market

Global identity solutions firm BIODIT has signed a new distribution contract expanding its market reach into the Scandinavian market. BIODIT biometric access control and time attendance systems are now available for customers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland from distributor TC Connect. “I am very happy that the Scandinavian countries show great interest in our products,” commented Julian Sofroniev, BIODIT CEO. “These are the first biometric systems on the Scandinavian market offered by our partner TC Connect, with a