Friday, May 28, 2010

School kids fingerprinted for library books?

Could it happen here as well? Microsoft is out to make money you know.

Children, 4, 'to be fingerprinted to borrow school books from library'
But critics said they were “appalled” at the system, developed by Microsoft which is also being trialled in other parts of the country.
“This is quite clearly appalling,” said Phil Booth, national coordinator of NO2ID, a privacy campaign group.
“For such a trivial issue as taking out of library books the taking of fingerprints is way over the top and wrong.
“It conditions children to hand over sensitive personal information.”
He added: “The money for such a system could be spent on actual school resources. How about some more books for the library instead?


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