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Biometric Passports & Privacy
posted by scubacuda on Sunday June 29, @12:04PM
from the who-watches-the-watchmen? dept.
privacy miladus writes "The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has a good overview of some of the concerns surrounding the introduction of biometric features into German and EU passports. Especially alarming are the rules for storing and re-using or re-distributing biometric data: "To begin with, there is no security against theft. Face scans and fingerprints, both of which are included in Schily's draft legislation, can be collected and stored in central databases and then used for other purposes, for example to track people's activities and do police work.""

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    Big Brother Is Watching You! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 01, @02:59AM (#822)

    Now Big Brother can watch you when you travel, too.

    It's nice to know the Germans haven't stopped being Nazis. Hitler's ghost is alive and well.

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