A bill banning biometric in Florida school is awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature and he is expected to sign it. Florida legislators weren’t willing to speak with Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan but audio from State Senate committee hearings described why legislators felt the need to ban the identification technologies instead of providing an opt-out provision. Senator Dorothy Hukill (R – Port Orange) says the biometric ban is intended to protect students from having their identities stolen even though she admits that there is no recorded instance of a biometric database being breached and used to steal an individual’s identity.
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