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Biometrics Aids Compliance

Florida's Brevard County human-resources organization has become one of the first HR departments in the United States to deploy fingerprint biometric-security technology to prevent unauthorized access to employees' electronic health records. It's part of the county's effort to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, federal regulations governing how health information is shared. The county is using Realtime North America Inc.'s bioLock, software and hardware that relies on fingerprints to control access to SAP applications.

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