Dutch govt puts central fingerprint database on ice, for now

Kaye Beach

May 1, 2011

This news follows an interesting interview on AxXiom for Liberty last Friday with IT expert David Moss from the UK who explains that the technology simply does not work for identification purposes.

(The audio for that show, when posted will appear on the right side of this page dated 04-29-2011  show notes )

Dutch govt puts central fingerprint database on ice, for now

Thursday 28 April 2011 | 11:15 CET

The idea of storing fingerprints for travel uses has been scrapped, Dutch minister of safety and justice Piet Hein Donner wrote to Parliament. Using fingerprints would have resulted in too high a proportion of errors.

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dutch-govt-puts-central-fingerprint-database-on-ice-for-now

No more national fingerprint database?

Published on 27 April 2011 – 11:20am

Fingerprints taken for biometric passports will – temporarily – not be stored in a national database. Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner will debate the question in parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

VVD MP Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said doubts about the system’s reliability, error margin and potential for manipulation have led her party to reconsider their stance

One response to “Dutch govt puts central fingerprint database on ice, for now

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