Fingerprint data initiative could include most English-speaking nations

08/25/2009 | SecureIDNews

Much of the English-speaking world will soon share fingerprint data in an effort to prevent immigration fraud. Canada, Britain and Australia have already announced their data-sharing initiative, and both the U.S. and New Zealand are expected to come onboard soon. Rather than create a central fingerprint database, the initiative simply allows security officials to check prints against the records of a person's home country. Canada's Privacy Commissioner says she has "asked for more information" regarding the security of data gathered under the program.

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