EU seeks to track visa usage in borderless zone

Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 12:00 AM EST

The European Union on Tuesday approved a European visa data system which will store biometric information like fingerprints and photos on 70 million visa-holders who pass through the EU’s borderless travel zone each year.

The agreement reached by EU justice and interior ministers will set up a common EU database which can be accessed by all 15 EU nations participating in the so-called Schengen borderless travel area.

At MSNBC.

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