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Parents refute claim of no opt outs in new biometric program

Angus County in Scotland, UK, where the county council education chief Peter Nield has come out in support of fingerprint biometrics to be used as a form of identity management in schools, is finding growing concern over use of such technology, according to an article from The Courier.

In addition to parental worries over leaked data and too much comfort with biometric technology, many are upset at the comments of Nield where he said the Angus Council has never received a complaint about the system nor had any pupils opt out of the program.

Despite the rising concern and anger from some parents, Nield maintains the value of the system as it removes any student being pointed out for receiving free meals and enables parents to monitor what their children are eating for lunch each day.

Still others have become worried as of late due to the council’s inability to have numbers available regarding how many in the school system have opted out of the nearly ten-year old biometric systems and chosen alternatives to the biometrics system.

Read the full story here.

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