Implementing AI tools: How do I Handle it?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 17 June 2024
Jack Balmer
Tughans LLP
Issues covered: AI; Data protection; Employee monitoring; Biometric data; Facial recognition

“Our senior management team is planning to implement AI tools across our business to monitor employee site access and attendance. One of their initial suggestions is using facial recognition software to control access our sites, monitor attendance and timekeeping. I have been asked to report on the HR implications. How do I handle it?”   

Biometric authentication systems like facial recognition or fingerprint checks are now present in most aspects of life, from the airport security gates to banking apps and Face ID. In the workplace, facial or fingerprint scans can be used to control and monitor employee site access instead of more traditional methods like keycards.

With facial

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This article is correct at 17/06/2024

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Jack Balmer
Tughans LLP

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