Do you know if your child’s school is fingerprinting?

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2007

Lib Dem education spokesperson Sarah Teather has been busy highlighting the disturbing news that at least 285 schools in England are fingerprinting pupils without any guidance from the Government about how such data might be used.

Even more worrying, there is doubt about whether parental consent had been sought or obtained in most of those schools.

You can read the full party press release here.

This story, following hot-on-the-heels of the Lib Dems’ vigorous efforts to oppose the Labour/Tory alliance efforts to restrict freedom of information, shows our party’s commitment to the defence of civil liberties.

Well done, too, to the Lib Dem education team for gaining good media coverage on this issue, including in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Sun.