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All air passengers to give their fingerprints

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27 07 08 - 08:16
Millions of passengers flying from British airports will be fingerprinted from next year under the latest controversial Government anti-terror plans.

The measures, which will apply to both domestic and international passengers, are being introduced despite opposition from the Information Commissioner, Britain’s privacy watchdog.

The Commissioner forced Heathrow to abandon a similar plan earlier this year after warning that it was potentially illegal under data protection laws.

Critics say the main reason for the scheme is that airport operators want to maximise profits by ensuring all passengers are able to spend money in 'duty-free' shops.
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[ The profit motive will be an added bonus no doubt, but the reason for this measure is futher monitoring of the movements of the population, eroding our civil liberties. ]

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