Controversy of UK fingerprinting of schoolchildren

Discussion in 'Europe' started by JBeukema, Dec 16, 2010.

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    JBeukema (we finally meet, and I've heard so much about you),

    Whilst I admire your attempt at provoking discourse, I'm afraid I'm going to have to douse the flames you wish to fan.

    The fingerprinting of school-children in the UK isn't a new thing. It's been going-on for God knows how many years. People are only starting to raise their eyebrows because of the new technology being deployed to record fingerprints, and how that technology fits into a much larger network of data sharing.

    If you read the article, and others that cover the same story, you'll see that only 30% of UK schools are in possession of the new biometric fingerprint scanners. And a parent is legally entitled to refuse to allow their child submitting their fingerprints, until they're legally allowed to decide for themselves, under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.

    Nice try, though. But keep-up the good work.
     
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