Library Card and Fingerprint, Please
The Naperville Public Library (IL) will soon require their computer patrons to provide not only their library card, but a fingerprint in order to use the Internet. Although there have been a few incidents with the law and the Internet, the reason Naperville is moving toward fingerprint identification is that the kids are swapping cards. In order to get around the limits their parents’ placed on their card, the kids would use a friend’s more lenient card. The Library is hoping this will help stop that.
On the other hand, privacy is another issue. The library won’t be keeping records, but deleting data from a digital system is very difficult.