Fingerprints in identity cards: unnecessary and unjustified

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Series Details Volume 20, Number 9
Publication Date June 2018
ISSN 1756-851X
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In order to facilitate free movement within the EU, the introduction of some mandatory EU wide standards for identity cards may well be justified – but the proposal to fingerprint 175 million people as part of that is irrelevant and unjustified, and should be rejected by the European Parliament and the Council when they begin discussing the Commission’s proposals on standardising national identity cards.

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