I’ve recently come across companies that mandate biometrics like fingerprint, facial recognition and retina scans while onboarding new employees and/or while upgrading internal staff requirements.
There are instances where a few state owned banks are also mandating use of biometric attendance systems.
The problem is that initial onboarding and hiring is often outsourced to private HR companies and i’m not sure how the biometric data is handled by them and so on.
- Can I as an employee deny/revoke consent for collection/use of my biometric data?
- What is the current legal framework around this issue, if any?