Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sheffield forum debate on biometrics in schools

Over on the Sheffield forum there is currently an emotive debate about biometrics in schools, with views from both sides.

The majority of posts are not happy about this technology in schools, with one 'poster' just finding out, two days ago, that her daughter was fingerprinted at school without her consent, and a post here in response to a school employee's defence of biometrics in schools.

With wise words coming from Iain McKie, Shirley McKie's father on page 4, 25th April 07.

"Like a medicine introduced in haste there is a very real danger that the side effects of this continuing love affair with biometrics will end up being even more dangerous than the ills they are supposed to cure."

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