LSAT Privacy Complaint in B.C.

13 Feb ’06

The CBC is reporting that the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner is invetigating a complaint over the fingerprinting of those taking the Law School Admission Test. Gist:

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis has agreed to investigate a complaint about the fingerprinting of aspiring lawyers.

A thumbprint is required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which is administered by a non-profit American corporation, the Law School Admission Council.

That has prompted concerns the prints could be demanded by U.S. government security officials, under the authority of the USA Patriot Act.

Legal and ethical experts say this is a fundamental invasion of the privacy rights of the students.

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