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Australian schools are implementing biometric identification technology

Parents have been told their concerns about privacy are ‘unwarranted’ after being advised children as young as five will have their fingerprints scanned at school as part of a controversial new biometric student attendance record-keeping program being introduced across Australia.

The system, an adaptation of previous programs that were suspended by the government due to privacy concerns, will allow students to register they are at school by placing their finger on a pad.

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South Australia set to expand police fingerprinting powers, forced blood tests

South Australians who refuse to submit to on-the-spot fingerprint scans will face up to three months behind bars or a $1250 fine, under promised election proposals by Attorney-General and Deputy Premier, John Rau last year.

It has been revealed that under new legislation set to be released for discussion, police – with ”reasonable cause” – suspecting a individual of committing; about to commit or able to assist with a crime, can be subjected to this new measure.

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