Big Brother's Little Brother is in the school library...
The widespread fingerprinting of UK primary school children has been roundly condemned by watchdog Privacy International.
The human rights watchdog today warned that tens of thousands of UK school children are being fingerprinted by schools, often without the knowledge or consent of their parents.
This under-reported electronic finger printing is being conducted as part of a cost cutting "automation" of school libraries. Privacy International has condemned the procedure, branding it "dangerous, illegal and unnecessary".
As many as 200,000 primary and high school children from the age of seven have already been finger printed.