Under a plan initiated by the administration of Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D), the information about the children would be collected at schools using laptop computers. It would be fed into a centralized computer system, and the children then would receive ID cards containing bar codes that can be scanned by authorities, officials said.” The plan has obviously caused controversy amongst privacy rights activists. However, parental consent will be required to collect data and it will be safe from outside interests (for now).
Washington Post: D.C. Plans ID Card for Students.
(via Random Walks).