Policy paper

Government response to the consultation on draft advice on protection of biometric information of children in schools

This document presents the questions and a summary of responses from the consultation.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The purpose of this consultation was to gather views on a Department for Education draft advice document intended to explain the legal duties schools and colleges have if they use automated biometric recognition systems.

The consultation sought feedback on the Department for Education’s draft advice document before publishing final advice in the 2012 autumn term, ahead of the duties in the Protection of Freedoms Act coming into force in September 2013. The consultation was open from 14 May to 3 August 2012.


  • overview of responses
  • summary and responses
Published 1 December 2012