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Big Stevie sent over This BBC Story that Says, tens of thousands of children are being finger-printed in school -
often without the consent of their parents, in the UK in order to check out
books. One of the makers of the technology, Micro Librarian Systems (MLS),
say they have sold about 1,000 systems to schools in the UK and abroad.
Prints are taken for a library lending system which the makers say makes
lending more efficient and less vulnerable to abuse.