Biometric database to track every non-EU citizen
2013 10 02

Red Ice Creations

Why bother with all this red tape, cost, and bureaucracy - just give everyone in the European Union an iPhone5s! [Apple’s New Phone Uses Finger Scanning Biometrics]

Reported by EUObserver, an idea on how to make security ’better’ by implementing a giant biometric database....

---
’Virtual borders’ scheme to track every non-EU citizen
By Nikolaj Nielsen | EUObserver

The European Commission wants to fingerprint anyone who enters the EU under its "smart borders" proposal, but critics say it is too costly, disproportionate, and risks violating numerous privacy rights.

The commission says the system is necessary to update border control checks, reduce waiting times, and help border guards better implement EU border rules by pooling the personal details of any non-EU citizen over the age of 12 into a database.

All 10 finger prints would be scanned to ensure that anyone who tosses their ID can still be identified if necessary.

The package includes the Entry/Exit system and the Registered Travellers Programme (RTP). RTP is reserved for a more privileged frequent visitor to the EU, such as business people or researchers.

People in the RTP would pay a €20 registration fee, get their fingers print scanned, and then, in theory, quickly cross the EU border with a special token valid for one year.

EES, the more controversial of the two systems, is for everyone else.

It automatically presumes someone has stayed beyond their visa limits but without knowing the cause. A person in a coma or undergoing medical treatment, for instance, is not spared.

The system doesn’t know where the overstayer is located but a Lithuanian state border guard director told this website there are ways to track down the offender. He said police in Lithuania have "special arrangements" with hotels to locate them.

[...]

Meanwhile, a core group of member states are already pushing to get law enforcement access to the system, set for launch either in 2015 or 2016, depending on the legislative resistance met from sceptical MEPs and civil rights groups.

Police are interested because the EES is projected to collect the data of some 269 million people, every year, after the first five years of operation.

Read the full article at: euobserver.com




READ: The FBI and the Myth of the Fingerprint




Related Articles
Apple’s fingerprint sensor on new iPhones hacked days after going on sale
Stolen EU funds in the billions, top official says
EU president muzzles auditors who have refused to sign off the bureaucrats’ accounts for last 18 years
"Better defence spending" needed to back up EU ’principles’
Mugabe dodges EU travel ban to slip into Vatican for papal inauguration
Confronting the EU “Oligarchy of Governments”. Joining Forces for Another Europe
Can’t Afford the Biometrically Enhanced iPhone 5? Try EyeVerify!
Identity Theft: Biometric ID database threatens privacy in Israel
Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform


Latest News from our Front Page

Magaluf bar where British girl was filmed performing sex acts on 24 men is shut down after police investigation into video
2014 07 26
Is this what the youth in Britain and Europe is spending their their energy, money, efforts and innocence on? The young girl, pictured, was lured into performing multiple sex acts after organisers offered a free drink although she thought a holiday was on offer* Council officials launched an official investigation after the video went viral Playhouse bar in Magaluf and entertainment ...
Prejudice is a Form of Common Sense - Hard-Wired Into the Human Brain, Says ASU Study
2014 07 26
Contrary to what most people believe, the tendency to be prejudiced is a form of common sense, hard-wired into the human brain through evolution as an adaptive response to protect our prehistoric ancestors from danger. So suggests a new study published by Arizona State University researchers in the May issue of the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," which contends that, ...
The State is a Bully
2014 07 24
In the history of Western philosophy and social theory, no really silly idea has been more successful than the theory of the social contract. It is in fact not a theory of the social contract. It is a theory of the political contract. It is the idea, promoted by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, that, at some point in ...
NATO Exercise in Ukraine Coincided with MH-17 Shoot-down
2014 07 24
Rapid Trident was omitted from the flurry of coverage on the shoot-down MH-17. From the U.S. Army in Europe website: Rapid Trident supports interoperability among Ukraine, the United States, NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The exercise helps prepare participants to operate successfully in a joint, multinational, integrated environment with host-nation support from civil and governmental agencies. ...
Warning of ’imminent’ terror attack in Norway
2014 07 24
Norwegians were warned Thursday of the concrete possibility of a terror attack occurring in that country at the hands of people with connections to an extremist group in Syria. A press conference was called in Oslo, Norway on Thursday where an announcement was made of a "possible concrete threat" to national security in that country from terrorists related to an extremist ...
More News »