Belgium wants fingerprints on the ID

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Belgium wants fingerprints on the ID


Belgian interior minister Jan Jambon has announced that he will ask Belgium's privacy watchdog to consider introducing a new technology that will make it possible to store people's fingerprints on their ID card.

Jan Jambon announced his plans during a visit to Morocco where the practice was introduced back in 1975. All Moroccan nationals aged 18 and over are obliged to have their fingerprints taken.

Since 2008 the information has been digitalised and the security services can access the in...


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