Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

British schools get learned about biometric dos and don'ts

Monday, July 23, 2007

Schools in Britain are being given official guidelines outlining how they can use and store students’ biometric information. The main rule is that when children leave a school or if the original purpose of collecting fingerprints were to use them for library book check-out, and that purpose no longer applies, schools must destroy the personal information. Schools are also not allowed to hand over biometric information to any other organization, even the police. The guidelines also require schools to have sufficient IT security to protect private data. Find out what else the British Schools Minister said to BBC News[end] 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill that would ban biometric in schools throughout the state. In this latest edition of the Regarding ID podcast, legislators detail why they think a ban is necessary instead of providing an opt-out provision. Senator Dorothy Hukill (R – Port Orange) says the biometric ban is intended to protect students from having their identities stolen even though she admits that there is no recorded instance of a biometric database being breached and used to steal an individual’s identity.  

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has officially signed the biometric ban proposed in Florida that will prohibit schools from collecting the palm scans, iris scans or fingerprints of its students.

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Paying for school lunches in Geneva, Ill. is about to be overhauled this coming school year, as district 304 will move to a new web-based lunch debit system.

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CR80News learned that NuVision’s President, Bill Adoff, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brian Adoff, are no longer with the company.

Bill joined the company back in 2001 and has held various roles related to operational management and product development. Brian Adoff joined NuVision in 2007 and served as national sales manager prior to his current role. In response to CR80News’ request for comment, Brian Adoff responded via email.

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The National Association of Campus Card Users is now officially accepting nominations for its Board of Directors.

NACCU is an association that specializes in the campus card transaction industry, serving the national and international community. The association is the one source dedicated to high quality educational programs, resources, services and tools.

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