EU Gives Nod to 'Big Brother' Biometrics DatabaseApril 24, 2019 – Article
The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved two measures that would integrate the region's fragmented law enforcement and home affairs databases into a centralized one that would include biometric information on some 350 million EU and non-EU citizens.
It approved creation of the new system, the Common Identity Repository, on two votes last week. One was to merge systems related to visas and borders, approved 511-123, with nine abstentions. The other was to merge systems with law enforcement, judicial, migration, and asylum information, approved 510-130, also with nine abstentions.