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    NCF-SHRM October Chapter Meeting

    Date: October 7, 2021, 4:00pm
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    Join us for our October Chapter Meeting meeting!

    Biometrics in the Workplace - Presented By: Marty Bryson

    Thursday, October 7th - 4pm









    Biometrics in the workplace is becoming more and more popular, especially to ensure more accurate and compliant time and attendance tracking. A survey done by Spiceworks calculates around 62% of organizations are already using biometric technology as a means of authentication for their networks and that number is growing. The example you’re likely most familiar with is the Face ID software now available on the iPhone. However unlike (Personal Health Information (ePHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), biometric data is not highly regulated.

    Biometric data is an emerging privacy concern because it is not like a password. If it is compromised, it cannot be changed and has serious implications for the lives of those who own it. Internet-connected products play an increasingly important role in our lives, so ensuring those products protect the personal information that they collect is critical.

    Presentation will focus on the challenges that come when using cutting edge technology and the safeguards you as an employer should take for the protection of biometric data used in the workplace.

    Meet Your Presenter

    Martha Bryson, has been an HR practitioner for over 25 years. She has her Master’s in Legal Studies, SHRM- SCP and SPHR certifications. She also holds the SHRM Specialty Credential for People Analytics. Her career has been in hospitality, entertainment, and healthcare. As the Director of Staff Services for Hope Healthcare, she oversees those HR functions that employees interact with once they are hired such as insurance, retirement, leave of absence/ADA, worker’s comp programs and the organization’s Occupational Health Department. Currently she is the main point of contact for all employee situations involving a COVID related exposure. Marty, as she is known to those around her, is also the HR Mentor for 25 department managers providing guidance on employment relations and performance management.

    Active in her local chapter, Marty served in numerous roles including president in 2006. She was awarded the HRMA of Southwest Florida Human Resources Award of Excellence in 2003 and the District 8 Lifetime Achievement Award in May of 2019. Marty has served the HR Florida State Council in a variety of roles. 2021 will be her 9th year on the Executive Committee where she holds the position of President Elect.