EU Can Include Fingerprints In Passports, High Court Says

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The European Court of Justice on Thursday upheld a regulation that requires officials to obtain two fingerprints from passport applicants, ruling that the privacy risks associated with the collection are outweighed by the aim of preventing fraudulent passport use.

The judgment of the European Union's highest court stems from a challenge mounted by a German citizen to a 2004 European Council regulation on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by member states, which mandates that all passports for applicants over...
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