The Smart Card Alliance, a nonprofit advocate for increased understanding and adoption of smartcard technology, will soon turn its focus to the healthcare sector.
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Approximately 42,000 students across 100 Cleveland, Ohio, schools will now have to swipe electronic ID cards for lunch purchases, library book borrowing and several other functions.
By identifying students via fingerprint scanners, lunch line transactions would be faster and more accurate.
Religious exemptions may jeopardize the validity of the state’s current ID cards.
According to the Clinton Herald, administrators have been issuing optional picture ID cards with gun permits since the start of the year.
Civic leaders in Oakland, California, have been working on a multipurpose, smartcard form of identification to serve several marginalized local populations.
Some security experts are concerned that the program does not require biometric authentication and see the policy as a loophole that could potentially be exploited by terrorists disguised as pilots.
The San Antonio Federal Credit Union recently adopted biometric technology to manage employee computer access.
The District of Columbia is planning changes to its current public transit smartcard that are intended to streamline the processing of discounted student fares.
Several college campuses across Wisconsin are making changes to their current student ID card programs in compliance with new legislation.