Papers Please: EU Goes Full Stazi all 350M in Biometric ID Repo
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Mon Apr 22 09:27:31 PDT 2019
The European Parliament voted last week to interconnect a series of
border-control, migration, and law enforcement systems into a
gigantic, biometrics-tracking, searchable database of EU and non-EU
This new database will be known as the Common Identity Repository
(CIR) and is set to unify records on over 350 million people.
Per its design, CIR will aggregate both identity records (names, dates
of birth, passport numbers, and other identification details) and
biometrics (fingerprints and facial scans), and make its data
available to all border and law enforcement authorities.
The CIR rules for borders and visa checks were adopted by 511 to 123,
and nine abstentions, while the CIR legislation for police and
judicial cooperation, asylum and migration was approved 510 to 130,
and nine abstentions.
Ever since plans to create this shared biometrics database have been
made public last year, privacy advocates have criticized the EU,
calling CIR's creation as the "point of no return" in creating "a Big
Brother centralised EU state database."
The system will slowly be expanded to include and track people that
are not the subject of any criminal investigations, such as tourist
traveling across the EU space.
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