Border Security Partnership: EU states consider unprecedented biometrics agreement with U.S.
In a letter to several EU member states and the Commission, the U.S. government threatens a new condition for visa-free entry. There is confusion in Brussels over a response. Parliament was the last to be informed about the initiative, although it concerns fingerprints and facial images. Since the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government and the […]
Screening of travellers: U.S. wants to query fingerprint databases in Europe
To participate in the Visa Waiver Programme, Israel allows U.S. authorities access to its biometric data. The government in Washington wants to make this mandatory for another 40 countries. The US government has sent a letter to EU member states announcing an Enhanced Border Security Partnership (EBSP). This would regulate access to fingerprint databases by […]