Feb 202014
 February 20, 2014  Posted by  Court, Featured News

Martin Gijzemijter reports an important update to a case launched by Privacy First that I’ve followed on this blog since 2009:

Dutch authorities have been prevented from storing citizens’ fingerprints in a central database following a ruling this week by the Court of Justice in the Hague.

In the Netherlands, individuals’ fingerprints are gathered by the local municipality when they apply for a new passport. The government had proposed gathering those different sets of fingerprints into a central database, which could then be accessed by police for the purposes of matching fingerprints found in criminal investigations.

Read more on ZDNet.

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