fingerprint


The UK Department of Education has announced that schools will no longer be permitted to take pupils’ fingerprints or other biometric data without gaining parents’ permission. I am a firm believer in the use of biometric technology to further public safety and efficiency. However, a key consideration in the use of this technology should be proportionality; is the collection of such sensitive data justified for the benefit realised? Biometric data by its very nature is sensitive and absolute assurance must be provided that it will managed, secured and used appropriately. Given this, the consent of those whose data will be captured should […]

UK Schools banned from fingerprinting pupils without parental consent