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Jake Stroup

The Beginning of the End?

By November 26, 2012

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Schools using biometrics to identify kids is a slippery slope at best, and a reckless use of technology at worst. Not only do privacy issues come to mind, but the database collected while our kids are still minors will become a tool used to profile and investigate them as they get older, without enjoying the constitutional protections against search and seizure - because the databases are proprietary.

I've always been a fan of using technology, but as I watch it being used to collect personal information that has profound impact on personal privacy, (not to mention the fact that it is being used by schools - which are in the top of the list of privacy breaches) I can't help but cringe at what seems to me an inevitable dystopia of privacy violations and perhaps even police state.

December 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm
(1) S. Tschantz says:

I don’t think these people collecting this data are by nature careful enough to protect it.

And the more corporations get involed in our schools the more they will be tempted to use this data, as they will argue that the data is “theirs”

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