Establishing your rights, or your child’s rights, with the use of your biometric technology in schools can be complicated. Rights in each country vary. Below are legislations and organisations that may help.
- Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – “The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.” Legislation they cover include the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
- Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, Chapter 2 – details consent for use of biometrics in schools for England and Wales.
- UK Dept for Education – Biometric Advice
- Defend Digital Me – Childrens Rights
- Big Brother Watch
- Privacy International
- WhatDoTheyKnow – Freedom of Information Requests
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
- Missouri HB1849 – January 2016, “Prohibits school districts from collecting biometric information on students without the express written consent of parents or legal guardians”
- Florida SB188 – April 2014. Banning the use of biometrics in schools. Schools “may not:(a) Collect, obtain, or retain information on the…biometric information of a student”
- Arizona SB1216 – July 2008, Consent using biometric technology in schools
- Illinios SB1702 – 2007, Consent using biometric technology in schools
- Iowa HF685 bill as it used to, see ACLU report here (original link broken but can be found here with more information here) included in Iowa Code 726.
- Michigan Opinion No. 7069