More on biometrics in schools again, over on Kim Cameron's weblog, the Architect of Identity and Access in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft.
This post here from him states:
"The more I learn from Alex Stoianov about the advantages of Biometric Encryption, the more I understand how dangerous the use of conventional biometric templates really is. I had not understood that the templates were a reliable unique identifier reusable across databases and even across template schemes without a fresh biometric sample.
People have to be stark, raving mad to use conventional biometrics to improve the efficiency of a children’s lunch line."
When this comes from Kim Cameron, alarm bells should be ringing loud and clear for those schools using this technology and for apathetic government departments letting this go ahead completely unregulated.