UK: Children of 11 to be finger printed

March 6th, 2007 | Posted in Last Days, News, Politics, Privacy, Technology | Comments Off on UK: Children of 11 to be finger printed

The only thing I can say about this story is the same thing I’ve been
saying for quite a while now… Americans, look out. Sooner or later
some enterprising idiot is going to try to get something like this
pushed through here.

Children of 11 to be finger printed

Children aged 11 to 16 are to have their fingerprints taken and
stored on a secret database, internal Whitehall documents reveal.

The leaked Home Office plans show that the mass fingerprinting will
start in 2010, with a batch of 295,000 youngsters who apply for

The Home Office expects 545,000 children aged 11 and over to have
their prints taken in 2011, with the figure settling at an annual
495,000 from 2014. Their fingerprints will be held on a database also
used by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to store the
fingerprints of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers.

Source – Times

h/t – Infowarrior

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