Volkskrant, 3 Feb 2011: 'House majority opposes fingerprint storage'
"A majority of the Lower House opposes the central storage of fingerprints. The cabinet wants to collect biometric data of all Dutch citizens in a database, but the VVD, PvdA and ChristenUnie have changed their position from 'for' to 'against'. The parties believe that a fingerprint database has too many risks to citizens' privacy. The SP, D66, GroenLinks and the Party for the Animals were already against.
The Privacy First foundation filed a lawsuit against the Dutch state over the storage of fingerprints, but was yesterday declared inadmissible by the court in The Hague. On Tuesday, European Commissioner Viviane Reding (Justice) announced that she would launch an investigation into the legality of the Dutch database."
Read HERE the entire article in the Volkskrant.