UK police are now trialing a system that analyses fingerprints from adults using technology similar to that used in our schools.
Trials are now being used by the UK police to check suspected criminals in a scheme known as Lantern whereby after scanning the subject’s index fingers the encrypted data is sent via wireless transmission to the central fingerprint database to be compaired against the 6.5 million fingerprints stored there.
BBC News today - “police officers will be able to check the fingerprints from both index fingers of the suspect - with their permission - against a central computer database”
In the media this is ringing alarm bells with civil liberties groups.
Ironic indeed that under our very noses every day and week children have this done routinely in our schools - quite often without parental permission or knowledge.
“[police officers] schools will be able to check the fingerprints from both index fingers of the [suspect] pupil – with-out their (or their parents) informed permission - against a central computer database”