Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Massachusetts, USA, considering legislation regarding biometrics in schools

With regards to parents that are advocating a law to regulate the use of fingerprint scanners in schools in Massachusetts, State Senator Marc R. Pacheco , a Taunton Democrat, is considering legislation on the use of biometrics in schools.

New Hampshire has the following provision, RSA 189:49-a 'for the sole purpose of providing a means by which a missing child might be located or identified', in place covering fingerprinting children regarding parental consent, mentioned here - does this cover parental consent for fingerprint scanning in schools for lunch, registration, library issue, etc, as well?

Maybe such regulations could do with expanding on to include the other uses of biometrics with children so there is no ambiguity in the law.

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