May 192012
 May 19, 2012  Posted by  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Evonne Barry, Stephanie Wilson report:

Victoria’s privacy chief has questioned the use of finger scanners to track students in schools.

At least two government schools have replaced traditional rollcalls with the biometric technology, which identifies students by their fingertips as they enter and exit school grounds.

Ringwood Secondary College is the latest school to adopt the hi-tech attendance tracker, after Nossal High School in Berwick.

Although both schools call the system a success, Acting Privacy Commissioner Dr Anthony Bendall questioned whether they were justified.

Read more in The Herald Sun.

Interesting statistic that (only) 50 out of 1400 parents opted out of this.

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