The fingerprint labyrinth

More on school fingerprints in the Register today. Have a look at our last mention of the subject. OK? Well, the latest news is:

The Information Commissioner has declared that schools should ask for the consent of children and parents before they take pupil’s fingerprints, despite there being no legal obligation for them to do so.

The data protection supervisor issued the informal advice yesterday, contrasting with previous public comments on the issue of consent, some of them related to its official guidance on school fingerprinting, which it is still drafting.

Kudos to the Register’s Mark Ballard, who is keeping up a cracking pace.

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