May 162014
 
 May 16, 2014  Laws, Youth & Schools

Not everyone is happy that Florida passed a law banning collection of biometric data from k-12 students.

The International Biometrics & Identification Association has issued a statement in regards to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s recent signing of Bill 188 into law.

Bill 188 prohibits the collection of student biometric information in K-12 schools in Florida.

“This legislation prevents Florida’s public schools from realizing the many benefits that biometrics can provide to student safety and security as well as enhanced productivity of school operations,” Robert Harbour, the IBIA’s Chairman said in the group’s published statement.

The IBIA continues to say that it believes that the law is a “misguided attempt to protect student privacy and sets a bad precedent by broadly prohibiting the use of an innovative and beneficial technology.”

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