Tracking employees with facial or finger recognition could lead to a lawsuit

A recent spike in litigation in the U.S. illustrates the legal risks to introducing biometric authentication devices and practices to a business. More than 50 companies are now defending class-action lawsuits the most dramatic uptick in filings occurred in late 2017. Most of those actions involve a current or former employee who is suing because they scanned their finger to clock in and out of work.