February 3, 2011 Non-U.S., Surveillance
More on the Dutch fingerprint database controvery that I’ve been covering on this blog.
A majority of MPs oppose plans to store finger print details from new biometric passports in a central data bank which will be accessible to police.
VVD, Labour and ChristenUnie MPs have now come out against the plan, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday. They feel the central register has too many privacy implications for citizens.
The plan has already been attacked by lawyers and privacy experts. Even the security service AIVD warned that the databank would be vulnerable to hackers and identity theft.
Read more on DutchNews.nl.
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