Bill would let schools scan thumbprints

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January 28, 2008

Until a couple of years ago, Iowa schoolchildren could use a fingerprint to pay for their hot lunch. Thumbprint scanners were just becoming popular in Iowa for lunch lines, library checkout and bus boarding.

State lawmakers outlawed the devices for school use in 2005 amid concerns about legal issues, privacy and information hacking.

Today, there's a push to again allow fingerprint-scanning equipment in schools...

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http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080128/NEWS10/801280330

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