Boston school card program raises privacy concerns

Boston Globe

Civil libertarians are raising privacy concerns about a plan by Boston public schools to issue cards to students that could be used for a variety of services from riding the bus, to borrowing library books, to accessing meal programs.
Carol Rose, executive director of the state American Civil Liberties Union, says she’s concerned that information from the cards’ use could be used to track students, given to law enforcement agencies, or even for commercial purposes.