Fingerprints are scanned electronically at the Washington State Patrol's Criminal Records Division in Olympia. A new Washington state law that aimed to protect people’s biometric data inadvertently prevented some state agencies, such as prisons, from collecting people’s fingerprints.
Fingerprints are scanned electronically at the Washington State Patrol's Criminal Records Division in Olympia. A new Washington state law that aimed to protect people’s biometric data inadvertently prevented some state agencies, such as prisons, from collecting people’s fingerprints. Dean J. Koepfler dean.koepfler@thenewstribune.com
Fingerprints are scanned electronically at the Washington State Patrol's Criminal Records Division in Olympia. A new Washington state law that aimed to protect people’s biometric data inadvertently prevented some state agencies, such as prisons, from collecting people’s fingerprints. Dean J. Koepfler dean.koepfler@thenewstribune.com

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Oops — New law accidentally banned fingerprinting of state prisoners

June 27, 2017 2:40 PM

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