Big Brother Watch have revealed that over a million school pupils are fingerprinted school, many without parental consent being given.
In their report Biometrics in Schools, which looks at the use of biometric data gathering in secondary schools and academies, the campaign group detail that 40% of schools in England use biometric technology. They say that 31% enrolled children into these programmes without parental consent before the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 came into force.
Big Brother Watch based their report on information gathered from Freedom of Information requests sent to 3,000 schools, and reveal a rather terrifying invasion into teenager’s privacy.
Big Brother Watch calculate that approximately 1.28 million pupils have been fingerprinted at school.