Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Wednesday, 08.27.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Apr 13,2007
Germany passport info debated
by UPI

BERLIN - German politicians are debating whether police should be allowed access to files of digital passport photographs and fingerprints.

A law has been drafted that would open photo files, Deutsche Welle reported.

In November, digitized fingerprints are to be added to the information stored in computer chips embedded on passports. The question of whether police can use those files is even more controversial.

The draft legislation reportedly includes language that would require deletion of fingerprint information from central files once a passport has been issued.

The Christian Democratic Party argues for saving fingerprints in the name of national security. The Social Democratic Party says that opens the door to violations of civil liberties.

The issue is a sensitive one, given Germany's record under the Nazis and the tracking of citizens by Stasi -- the secret police in the former East Germany.

Copyright ©  2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

776 times read

Related news
Germany to reform intelligence service by UPI posted on Oct 29,2007

German child porn ring implicates 12,000 by UPI posted on Dec 24,2007

German activists' scent gathered by UPI posted on May 24,2007

Germany extends U.S. anti-terror mandate by UPI posted on Nov 15,2007

German police force admits to Nazi past by UPI posted on Nov 01,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 28 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?