D66.nl, 1 Feb 2011: 'EU investigates Dutch passport law at D66's request'
"In a letter to MEP Sophie in ´t Veld, Eurocommissioner Reding announced that the EU will investigate whether the Dutch passport law violates European law.
The Netherlands takes storage [of fingerprints] much further than other European member states. The government requires four fingerprints, which go into a database at the town hall and then have to go into a central database. There is growing opposition to the passport law inside and outside the Netherlands. The Privacy First Foundation is demanding the invalidation of the Passport Act, and the UN Human Rights Commission is also very critical of its potential ill effects on privacy."
Read HERE the entire article on D66's website.