The Press, 24 May 2011: 'Municipalities still asking for fingerprints'
"(...) Anyone applying for a passport will still have to provide fingerprints anyway. These are stored on a chip on the passport itself. However, this would no longer apply to identity cards, Donner announced earlier. He would amend the passport law for that reason. Only the bill to do so, he said, cannot be submitted to the Council of State until mid-2012. For at least another year, ID card applicants will also be required to give up their fingerprints.
'We think that is far too long,' said civil rights organisation Privacy First. D66 MP Gerard Schouw: 'I am going to question the minister about this. This has to be faster.' (...)"
Read HERE the entire article in The Press (p. 6).