School Children to be Fingerprinted in Big Brother-Style Shake-Up

Up to 5.9 million children face having their fingerprints taken by schools in another move towards a Big Brother society. Pupils will have to hand over their biometric details simply to borrow library books or gain access to school dinners. A million children’s fingerprints are believed to have been taken already, some without parental approval and even by con tricks such as pretend spy games. Freedom of Information data obtained by the Tories reveals a further 4.9 million sets of prints could now be added to school computers after the vast majority of local education authorities sanctioned the practice

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