Illinois school district installs fingerprint scanner in cafeteria

EAG: LAKE ZURICH, Ill. – Officials at Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 want students to use a new fingerprint scanner they believe will streamline transactions in the school lunch line.

The district plans to join hundreds of others already using biometric technology – fingerprint or palm scans, iris readers or facial recognition – to track student accounts, or students themselves, but the American Civil Liberties Union is questioning whether the potential risks to student privacy outweigh the benefits, the Lake Zurich Courier reports.

“The fact is students are being funneled into these programs either through some reduced pricing or some efficiency, like being able to move through lines quicker,” ACLU of Illinois director Ed Yohnka said. “There are also larger implications whether parents are given ample information about what the privacy ramifications are – to be able to make a meaningful decision for their families.”  more

8 Comments on Illinois school district installs fingerprint scanner in cafeteria

  1. Administrators first. They should have to scan in and out of every school and govt building and especially their offices and govt-supplied vehicles. Post the details on a public website.

  2. Be a rebel and have your parents pack your lunch and sit at your desk and eat it. Then again the state wouldn’t want that because they couldn’t control your kid. Simple solution, homeschool and you get to eat at home, screw this school district. I actually side with the ACLU on this one which doesn’t happen but very rarely.

  3. Next, look for chips, as used in pets. I wouldn’t be surprised at all, if the government is already chipping us, without our knowledge. Think of all the shots you receive or blood test; it’s that simple. Your DNA belongs to the government and possibly businesses.

    Probably, every military member is chipped.

    1984 is past and advances in the ways Big Government can track humans are boundless.

  4. I have a one-fingerprint scanner on my office laptop. I use my middle finger and start each day with a smile. 🙂

  5. As I was getting out of the navy in 2000 the government was collecting blood samples from all service members to be held on file in the case they come up missing for Dna matching. aclu is only putting on a farce of a show for opposition to make it look like someone actually “fought for the people”.

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