EU-UK: MEPs take stand against UK fingerprint data exchange scheme

"Lawmakers in the European Parliaments Civil Liberties committee have signalled their disapproval at the UKs participation in a fingerprint data exchange scheme with EU member states after the countrys decision to withdraw from the bloc."

"MEPs backed a report on Thursday afternoon (7 May) recommending that Parliament reject EU plans to grant the UK access to a sharing mechanism for fingerprint data, the 2005 Prüm treaty, which outlines rules for police cooperation between EU member states in the field of information exchange.

The move gives a strong signal to the European Parliament, who will vote on the Civil Liberties report in next weeks plenary session, as part of a non-binding vote."

MEPs take stand against UK fingerprint data exchange scheme (Euractiv, link)

See: UK to join police fingerprint database network, but other member states want broader data access (Statewatch News), November 2019.



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