owja spell ‘ethics’, then?

Pippa has details of schools in Lancashire that are installing biometric scanners to monitor children’s school meal choices.

Less than 18 months ago, the Institute of Food Research published a report that said:

“The research using smartcard technology has demonstrated the ability of the system to identify individuals who persistently choose highly inappropriate meals.

“What a school does with that important health information presents society with an ethical issue.”

Did we miss something? We don’t recall seeing any debate whatsoever about this ‘ethical issue’.


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