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Re: School fingerprinting: Warning: likely to raise blood pressur e

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"Griffiths, Ian" <[log in to unmask]>

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Griffiths, Ian

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Thu, 18 Jan 2007 12:48:26 -0000

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I'm no expert but technically no, the pattern remains the same just the
size changes.  As the software will look for patterns not distance, the
print should remain useful.  All based on my own assumption.  I don't
think the schools will have considered this, based in part on their
obligation to not keep them for too long anyway.

Ian

-----Original Message-----
From: This list is for those interested in Data Protection issues
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Scourfield, Brenda
Sent: 18 January 2007 11:36
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Subject: Re: [data-protection] School fingerprinting: Warning: likely to
raise blood pressur e


If you are fingerprinted at 8 what happens as you grow ? How often do
you need to be 're-done' ?

Brenda Scourfield
Team Leader
I.T. Division
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
Haverfordwest
SA61 1 TP
 
Tel 01437 775380

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	This list is for those interested in Data Protection issues
> [SMTP:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nick Landau
> Sent:	18 January 2007 11:31
> To:	[log in to unmask]
> Subject:	Re: School fingerprinting: Warning: likely to raise
blood
> pressure
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeremy Harmer" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [data-protection] School fingerprinting: Warning: likely
to 
> raise blood pressure
> 
> 
> > >Our 8 year old is actually quite proud that his finger is now all 
> > >he needs to take books out of the school library, and as a
> > result our 10
> > >year old is anxious to not be left out.
> 
> Our 10 yr old was 'done' yesterday - apparently it's thumbs, not index

> fingers. He came home able to tell us that "if burglars get the thing 
> it is of no use to them as it is just numbers".
> 
> Nick's reply:
> 
> Does he only answer to a fingerprint now, not a name?
> 
> Nick Landau
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