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Daily Dashboard | Advocates Support Banning Biometrics in Schools Related reading: Talking points from the FTC’s latest vote on edtech privacy

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As more schools explore and adopt security systems for identification purposes, WFSU reports that such a move “recently caused a stir in Florida when Polk County Schools decided to incorporate biometric data systems.” The use of technology such as iris scans could soon be banned in the state’s schools, the report states, noting the school district launched a pilot program “allowing a security company to install iris scanners on school buses” without notifying parents in advance. The security company has said it deleted all information gathered, but concerns remain and the ACLU of Florida says a bill is in the works to ban such systems, the report states.
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