An Arizona state senator is sponsoring legislation that would allow families to keep their children's biometric information from schools, reports the Arizona Republic. Sen. Karen Johnson, R-Mesa, is sponsoring Senate Bill 1216, which originally called for a ban but now would require schools to obtain parental consent if they wish to collect fingerprints, retinal or iris scans, voice or facial recognition samples, or hand geometry from students.

Johnson said it's important to safeguard students' privacy, because biometric information could get into the wrong hands and expose children to identity theft. "You can cancel a credit card, but you can't cancel


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