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Fingerprint possibly gone from passport

Geneva, 15 July 2009. Minister Hirsch Ballin (Justice, CDA) does not rule out replacing fingerprints in passports with iris scans in the long run. He said that yesterday after the first session day of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, where he had to answer questions about the situation in the Netherlands. From that UN committee came criticism of the new passport law recently passed in the Senate. Politicians and experts in the Netherlands were also critical. They fear that the fingerprint database will be used for other purposes ...

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