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Dutch court says no passport without fingerprints

According to a recent ruling by the highest Dutch administrative court, the Council of State, officials are within their rights…

 

Turkey starts distributing biometric identity cards

Turkish authorities have started distribution of its new biometric identity cards and have selected Kirikkale as the pilot province for…

 

Biometric technology by Crossmatch helps Greece identify and register migrants

The European Commission, through the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), has awarded Greece funds to purchase Crossmatch L Scan palm…

 

EU observer recommends against biometric voter verification for Pakistan’s next general elections

Michael Gahler, the head of European Union’s (EU) Follow-up Mission in Pakistan has advised the country against introducing electronic voting…

 

Bulgaria to introduce biometric identity cards

Bulgaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Krasimir Tsipov announced this week that the country will soon introduce identity cards containing biometric data…

 

Brussels and Paris to use biometric data to prevent forged documents

National intelligence authorities will share important counter-terrorist information and deepen cooperation, according to a joint statement by French Prime Minister…

 

EU tells Italy to take migrants’ fingerprints by force if necessary

On Monday, the European Commission asked Italy to step up its efforts to collect migrants’ fingerprints and said to use…

 

EU finds some countries not fingerprinting migrants and refugees, starts legal procedures

The EU executive has started legal procedures against Croatia, Greece, and Italy for not registering migrants and refugees in the…

 

UK should sign EU-wide agreements to share biometrics and vehicle information says Home Office

After years of debate, the UK government now says that there is a “clear and compelling case” to sign the…

 

Concerns about foreign biometrics records requests if UK joins EU crime database: report

The Home Office has released a report that warns UK police run the risk of being inundated with a “high…

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