Late last year, we reported on the case of an East Midlands school which had installed a costly and invasive facial recognition system in order to log their pupils in and out of lessons.
Up in the North Eastern corner of Scotland, it appears as if schools in Angus have gone one step further. According to reports in the Tayside and Fife Courier, parents are up in arms following reports that schools in the Borough have collected biometric data from their children without informing parents of their right to opt-out of the service.
Councillor Peter Nield, the Chairman of the council's education committee has gone on record as stating there had been "no opt-outs" by any parents across the borough, a claim directly contradicted by a pupil's father Graham Galloway whose children have effectively had their biometric data 'stolen' despite his objections.
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