Skip to comments.‘Virtual borders’ scheme to track every non-EU citizen
Posted on 10/09/2013 9:54:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The European Commission wants to fingerprint anyone who enters the EU under its smart borders proposal, but critics say it is too costly, disproportionate, and risks violating numerous privacy rights.
The commission says the system is necessary to update border control checks, reduce waiting times, and help border guards better implement EU border rules by pooling the personal details of any non-EU citizen over the age of 12 into a database. All ten fingerprints would be scanned to ensure that anyone who tosses their ID can still be identified if necessary.
The package includes the Entry/Exit system (EES) and the Registered Travelers Program (RTP). RTP is reserved for a more privileged frequent visitor to the EU, such as business people or researchers.
EES, the more controversial of the two systems, is for everyone else. It automatically presumes someone has stayed beyond their visa limits but without knowing the cause. A person in a coma or undergoing medical treatment, for instance, is not spared.
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I think every country should do this to non-citizens to make sure they aren’t trying to stay and scam their welfare or take the jobs of citizens. Being in a country of which you are not a citizen is a privilege, not a right, if you don’t like it, don’t got abroad.
I’d fight to stop it being extended to citizens though.
Sounds like a good idea on the surface, but if administered by a govt there are bound to be problems. Sound familiar?
Ha....the Euros spent years and $Billions trying to track every commercial truck in Europe.....with the idea of taxing by mileage and border crossings.....big fail.
Then file your prints with Interpol ?