Friday, May 20, 2005

Fingerprints required to use computer

The Naperville Public Library System will begin requiring patrons to prove their identities with a fingerprint before using library computers. Naperville will be the second public library system in the country to install fingerprint scanners.

Naperville officials promise to protect the confidentiality of the fingerprint records. However, under the Patriot Act, with its legalization of overly intrusive investigative techniques, federal authorities are able to access confidential library records.

TYL opposes REAL ID legislation because of very serious privacy concerns. And, TYL opposes the use of fingerprint technology within our public libraries because of those same privacy concerns.


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