USA-EU: all visitors to the US to be electronically face-scanned and fingerprinted and "lifetime travel dossiers" created


From Thursday 30 September 2004, all visitors to the United States will be electronically face-scanned and fingerprinted at the US border and a "lifetime travel dossier" will be held for up to 100 years on the US-Visit programme. This includes all EU travellers who up to now have been exempt under the "Visa Waiver Scheme". See: Privacy International report on the US-VISIT programme (pdf) and US-VISIT - Flows of data to and from the system (pdf)

 

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