EU: Compulsory fingerprinting for all passports (24.10.04)
- EU to back demand by Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Spain, Malta, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia for mandatory fingerprinting
- only Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia oppose move
- UK and Germany want to have a third biometric - "iris scans" too in addition to facial scans and fingerprints
- EU Data Protection Commissioners are: "fundamentally" opposed to the creation of an EU-wide database
16.8.04: UK: "Sleepwalking into a surveillance society?" - Information Commissioner: Report
19.2.04: The road to "1984" Part 2: EU: Proposal for biometrics on all citizens' passports, including full-text of proposal: Report
UK: Home Secretary launches ID card scheme: Report and documents
EU: "health cards" and 10 year driving licences pose privacy questions: Report
EU Summit: Agreement on "harmonised" biometric identification linked to EU databases: Report
EU working party on data protection highly critical of proposed deal on US access to passenger data: Report
EU: Campaign launched against the illegal transfer of European travellers' data to the USA: Report
"Secret Europe": Denied EU document reveals issues of public interest: document refused on grounds it concerned the "campaign against terrorism" contains further far-reaching proposals on surveillance, particularly of immigrants, including: "preventive information gathering": Report
EU Presidency proposal on security screening of all immigrants: Statewatch analysis
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