There have been a few stories recently mentioning concerns about Dutch passports and the database of fingerprints for passports. One story (only poorly translated by free online translators) suggests that a privacy group, Privacy First, is taking the government to court over the use of the stored fingerprints for criminal investigatory and not just passport purposes, which they seem to allege violates laws set by the European Parliament.
A second story raises other concerns — that many of the fingerprints are mismatched to their owners and that Dutch citizens might erroneously be tagged as terrorists, etc.
That story is at http://www.rnw.nl/nederlands/article/opslag-vingerafdruk-paspoort-strijd-met-privacy if any bilingual PogoWasRight.org reader would care to translate it and tell me whether I’ve summarized it accurately.
The second story, also from Radio Netherlands, is in English and was published in March. It reports that the Socialist MP , Mr Van Raak, “warned that innocent people are at risk of being misidentified as criminals or even terrorists. Apparently, six percent of fingerprints kept by the police are incorrect.”
Thanks to the reader who sent in the link to the first story.