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Data watchdog tells off outsourcing giant for scanning staff biometrics despite ‘power imbalance’

February 26, 2024

A data protection watchdog in the UK has issued an enforcement notice to stop Serco from using facial recognition tech and fingerprint scanning to monitor staff at 38 leisure centers it runs.

During an investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office, Britain’s regulator set up to enforce data protection law, found Serco Leisure and several associated community leisure trusts had unlawfully processed the biometric data of more than 2,000 employees at all 38 of the leisure facilities to check attendance and calculate pay.

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