US wants all your fingerprints

Tuesday, 16 January 2007, 12:12 AM EST

Brits planning a trip to the US will now have to surrender all 10 of their digits to the authorities for fingerprinting. The prints will then be added to the same FBI database which stores the prints of convicted criminals.

Trials are set to start at 10 airports in the UK this summer, according to a report in yesterday's Observer newspaper. But critics have warned the move will infringe people's civil rights and, worse still, lead to longer queues.

At The Register.

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