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Consultation on a Potential Code of Practice for Biometrics, Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Biometric information relates to people’s physiological, physical, and behavioural features – for example, a person’s face, how they walk, their heart rhythm, or their keystroke pattern. The use of biometric technologies in the workplace presents a range of risks to workers, including increased surveillance and control and the misuse of sensitive personal data.  

The NZCTU is concerned that regulations are not keeping pace with the use of biometric technologies in the workplace. This submission provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for a robust code of practice that will help to protect workers from these risks and ensure a human-centred future of work.