Skip to comments.Security trumps privacy, EU court says
Posted on 10/20/2013 3:21:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Ensuring protection against the fraudulent use of passports outweighs personal privacy concerns about mandatory fingerprinting, the European Unions top court said Thursday.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday (17 October) that although the taking and storing of fingerprints for passports breached privacy and personal data rights, it did not breach the EUs Charter of Fundamental Rights and was in line with EU law.
Article eight of the Charter includes an explicit right to the protection of personal data, but the Luxembourg-based Court ruled that the infringement of privacy was justified because fingerprinting reduced fraud.
Meanwhile, government ministers and MEPs in Brussels are currently scrutinizing plans unveiled by the European Commission to fingerprint anyone who enters the EU under its smart borders proposal at an estimated cost of over 1 billion.
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Europe can kiss my ass.
As well as much of the ruling class of America that believes this.
Except that here the ruling class is more concerned with security from us than terrorists.
1. too much freedom
2. move in terrorists
3. terrorism takes place
4. implement new ‘formerly’ unacceptable policies
5. don’t enforce them against known terrorist groups
6. enforce them against your own citizens
7. freedom abolished
8. job done
So they’re going to require Burqa-free photo ID and showing faces whenever ID is displayed... Or do only trigger fingers lose privacy?
“Those who are willing to give up a little freedom for a little security, wind up with neither freedom, nor security”
“Security” means security for the ruling class; not the slave class. It is a sure bet that the ruling class is exempt from the “security” precautions....
What else would a government rule?
There is no personal security when there is no personal privacy.
Seems the Nazi party is alive and well in the EU.
That way of thinking, and those who made the decision, will last about as long as civilization does. I’d estimate no more than another year.
I guess the ‘mark of the beast’ will soon be okay too?