Biometrics (or thumb scan) is just one of the many methods available to schools. TouchID is a popular choice because of its ease of use, security and accuracy. The system only stores abbreviated (aka template) thumb data and does not transmit or store pictures of a finger. For example, law enforcement agencies wouldn’t be able to use the PushCoin TouchID information as it’s not detailed enough for purposes of identification outside a single building. In addition, the TouchID data is deleted 120 days since last use, so if a student stops using this feature, stored thumb information is automatically removed. Information for graduating or withdrawn students is deleted immediately. Parents will be asked during registration if they are participating in the TouchID (thumb scan) option.
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