These days, people are becoming more and more savvy about how their personal data is collected and used online. If your employees are concerned about their fingerprints being scanned – they shouldn’t be. Unlike some timeclocks out there, TimeForge’s biometric timeclocks do not store users’ fingerprints.
With this flyer, you can help your employees feel confident that their fingerprints are not being stored when they clock in or out of the timeclock.
Here’s what the flyer explains:
What happens when you register a fingerprint?
- When you register a fingerprint on the time clock, the clock looks for your unique “swirls and whirls.” It then immediately hashes (scrambles) those “swirls and whirls” into unique codes. These codes don’t look anything like fingerprints, they’re just random-looking strings of letters and numbers that are unique to you. The images you see when scanning your print don’t even get stored in the database – it’s like they don’t exist.
- The scrambled (hashed) codes are what get stored, NOT any part of your actual fingerprint.
- Then, when you go to clock in, the clock looks at your fingerprint, hashes your “swirls and whirls” again, and compares your unique but completely gibberish codes to the other gibberish codes in the system. If it finds a match, it clocks you in.
Can the scrambled codes be used to recreate your fingerprint?
No. Once hashed, the fingerprints are no longer fingerprints.