The New Hampshire State House of Representatives has passed a bill that will limit a banks ability to force a fingerprint sample as a form of identity in the state, according to a Nashua Telegraph article. While the bill’s language does not directly point to it going against the practices of just one bank, Bank of America had been the only major bank left in the state that still required non-customers to submit a fingerprint for fraud protection when using their services.
While the act of requiring fingerprints from non-customers only started with the bank in late 2008, the banks New Hampshire division already released a statement saying they will be discontinuing the policy starting Feb. 8. While the senate has not yet argued on the bill to instate it as law, the removal of the fingerprinting policy means that the bill’s intent has basically already been fulfilled.
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