Nov 072016
 
 November 7, 2016  Non-U.S.

Glyn Moody reports:

France plans to create a single, unified database holding the biometric data from the passports and identity cards of 60 million citizens.

The measure wasn’t debated in the French National Assembly as it was brought in on a national holiday by government decree.

The new database will hold an individual’s name, date and place of birth, gender, eye colour, height, address, photograph, fingerprints, e-mail address, and the names, nationalities, dates and places of birth of parents, according to L’Express.

Read more on Ars Technica.

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