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Florida lawmakers push bills banning biometric scans of school children

from Reuters

Florida lawmakers recently gave unanimous preliminary approval to bills seeking to forbid school districts from collecting biometric data on students. The issue is being taken up after parents were outraged in 2013 to find students' eyes were being scanned as a condition of boarding school buses in central Florida's Polk County School District. A security company captured the iris images of 750 students in a pilot project before it was stopped. Neither parents nor the school superintendent were informed of the project before its launch. more

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