This is happening in Canada to university applicants...
From Excaliber, York University's Newspaper, Toronto, January 3rd 2007:
If you're thinking about taking, or if you've already taken, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), you know all about the hours of studying it takes to prepare for the exam. But are you prepared for what happens to your thumbprint when you hand it over at the door?
What happens to the fingerprint afterward is the cause of the controversy that has spread across Canadian law school campuses.
After thumbprints are taken at the Law Schools Admission Tests (LSAT) exam, they are sent to the United States to be processed. here, American authorities, including the FBI, have access to the prints.
Claire O'Sullivan is a fourth-year contemporary studies and Spanish student at the University of King's College in Halifax. She took the LSAT this fall and is upset that she had to hand over her thumbprint before writing the exam.
She said she was never told what the print would be used for. She said she wishes more people were protesting the requirement for students to hand over their thumbprints before writing tests like the LSAT.
"I wish it never happened," she said.