In the USA a HUGE number of people have been fingerprinted in order to be employed, work with children, etc.
and here employers trying to pull that stunt get laughed out of court, unless they can make a pretty good case, which they almost never can."Money" or "Profit" or "losing turnover" isn´t one. If you have to work in a building on the customer side that has a fingerprint entry system and requires suppliers to use it as well, your boss has to let that order go or get you to agree voluntarily.
I see no reason why everyone should not be fingerprinted.
Lets make a deal, if we ever happen to meet at an a.net meeting or so, i´ll take your fingerprint and make you a nice little latex copy that will fool most scanners and each and every CSI team. Scanners can look for blood vessels under the skin, CSI can´t.
Adding DNA to the national database would also be a good think IMHO.[/quote]
Collecting data without proper justification and being a free democratic society are mutely exclusive. Our supreme court realized as early as 1983 that in the age of Computer technology data collection has potentially threatening dimension because such data collections could be used to comprehensively map individual behaviour. Almost 35 years later the US still hasn´t caught on, luckily most other western countries have. But then again, after the quantum leap the US constitution and bill of rights was at its time, the US hasn´t really been on the forefront of human rights since and, especially when it comes to labor related law, is pretty much among the dead last. Freaking Afghanistan has paid vacation (24 or 25 days), paid maternity leave. But no universal health insurance, just like Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria and the USA....
That is probably why you have Equifax, Yahoo and so on data leaks all the freaking time, and it is fairly rare here. The mindset seems to be the problem.
Times are changing: 70 years ago the USA went to war to defeat the Nazis, now they elect them to run their country.