Planet Biometrics reports:
Plans by Western Australian high schools to use fingerprint and other biometric authentication methods for library loaning and attendance have been criticised by privacy advocates.
Churchlands Senior High School plans to install biometrics finger scanning for library book withdrawals this year and Byford Secondary College and Atwell College have used biometrics to monitor student attendance since 2014.
The plans have been described as “overkill” by Biometrics Institute privacy expert group chairman Terry Aulich.
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