Katherine Sellgren
BBC News
March 30, 2010

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Many schools are fingerprinting pupils without parents’ permission, teachers have warned.

It is thought around 100 schools in the UK now use fingerprint identification systems for registration, borrowing library books and cashless catering.

But there is no legal requirement for schools to seek parents’ consent for using biometric technologies.

Critics say this is “outrageous” and have called for a “strong and explicit law” to cover this issue.

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