Monday, May 28, 2007

Biometric lunch goes 'live' in Shropshire

The Shropshire Star reports that Lakelands School, in Ellesmere, Shropshire has bought a biometric cashless lunch system, the system goes 'live' on June 6th after the half term holiday.

The school bursar explains that : “The pupils will be using the device which reads their fingerprint and brings up their account which will come up on the till with a picture.”

Do pupils really need to give up a digital photograph and and fingerprint to enable them to eat lunch...?

1 comment:

Serendipity said...

I can't believe that parents would go along with this. We almost deserve whatever happens, if we don't question the taking of biometric information! Like lambs to the slaughter!