Biometrics - the EU Takes Another Step Down the Road to 1984

privacy       2003-09-31 
biometric documents for visas and resident third country nationals to be introduced by 2005 - biometric passports/documents for EU citizens to follow - "compulsory" fingerprints and facial images - data and personal information to be held on national and EU-wide databases - admission that powers of data protection authorities cannot cope - no guarantees that data will not be made available to non-EU states (eg: USA)