The Salesian College in Pallaskenry, Limerick County, Ireland may have its fingerprint system that is used for taking attendance at the beginning of the school day and following lunch removed due to it not being in accordance with data protection legislation, according to an Irish Examiner article. The school and the Data Protection Commission (DPC) have begun investigating to see if the school is in breach of the laws.
The Salesian College is very hopeful they can find a way to keep the system as it has eliminated up to an hour of paperwork each day, but all past schools to have run-ins with the DCP over installation of biometrics systems have either dropped their plans or removed the system. According to DCP officials, the Pallaskenry school was not aware of the guidelines they needed to follow.
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