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CLIP 8379

Fingerprint scanners in schools

Fingerprint scanners in schools
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Key Info
  • Fingerprint scanners in schools
  • Duration: 04:48
  • Is scanning your fingerprints to pay for school dinners a good idea? While many parents embrace the idea, others have concerns about their children's biometric signatures being recorded at school. MEP Godfrey Bloom criticises schools' decisions to use this new technology; he fears it is insecure and the data could be stolen by identity thieves. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 21 July 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    ICT and Computing

       Topic:

    Industrial and Commercial Applications

  • Keywords: identity theft, ID, fingerprint, biometric, data protection, civil liberties, opinions, database, security
Ideas for use in class
  • As part of a discussion on the security issues arising from advanced technology.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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