MinuteHound does not store fingerprints.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Do time clocks store traceable data? The answer depends on the clock. MinuteHound does not store ANY user-specific data. In other words, MinuteHound does not store fingerprints.
The recently uncovered National Security Agency (NSA) data collection program raises questions and concerns amongst business executives. Business-people doubt whether they should be collecting the type of employee data likely to be requested by government agencies, such as the NSA.
Such Concerns Are Grounded In A Legal Dilemma:
A business can get in trouble with employees for turning over private information; on the other hand, a business can get in trouble with the government for refusing to comply with its request.
What Should A Business Do?
The ideal solution is simple: do not store sensitive employee data.
However, most biometric time clocks require data storage in order to function. As a result, U.S. businesses actively maintain databases of millions of employees' fingerprints, iris scans, voice signatures, etc. Doing so makes these businesses prime targets for civil rights lawsuits.
MinuteHound Time Clock is different. MinuteHound utilizes a patented process to identify an employee WITHOUT referencing a stored fingerprint image. Furthermore, MinuteHound does not ask employees to enter a pin number, thereby eliminating the possibility that employee pin numbers may be stolen or obtained by authorities.
What Can A Business Do Before Switching To MinuteHound?
First, executives must consult with their company's attorney(s). If the company does not have in-house counsel, consultations with private attorneys can be had for as little as $100.00. An attorney may be able to take immediate measures to limit the company's liability. For example, employees may be asked to sign a waiver regarding the sensitive information.
Second, companies must secure sensitive employee data. Aside from official requests for information, sensitive data may be compromised in other ways. Identity thieves often target businesses. Thieves know that businesses collect incredible amounts of information about employees. This accumulation of employee data is a gold mine for criminals wishing to steal identities. Secure information by transferring it to the cloud. Cloud storage prevents physical theft and eliminates the risk of data loss caused by fire, floods and other disasters.
MinuteHound Contact Information
Phone: (800) 351-7237