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Clock blocker: Woman sues bosses over fingerprint clock-in tech

eldakka Silver badge

Re: Stupidity

> The thing about a badge is that anyone can carry it and clock-in for you. It's a bit harder to do that with someone else's finger.

If the badge gets stolen or reported as missing, it's easy to de-authorize that badge from the systems it was used for, and to allocate a new badge to the user - the actual entity who needs to be authorized.

If a copy of a fingerprint gets stolen, on the other hand, while sure, it might be easy to de-authorize the fingerprint, but umm, how are you going to allocate a new fingerprint to that user so they can get about their work?

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