EU police to share DNA data bank

16th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 January 2007, AMSTERDAM — European interior ministers agreed on Monday to share personal data such as DNA as part of the fight against crime and terrorism.

16 January 2007

AMSTERDAM — European interior ministers agreed on Monday to share personal data such as DNA as part of the fight against crime and terrorism.

Germany and the European Commission rallied all 27 member states behind a plan to grant mutual access to vehicle registration data, DNA files and fingerprints.

The EC is now expected to draw up a concrete plan before a formal EU ministers meeting on 15-16 February, website EUobserver.com reported.

Germany has already pioneered the scheme together with six other EU states — namely Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria and Spain — under a 2005 treaty signed outside EU structures.

The commission will now formally propose treaty into EU law — a move now also backed by the UK and Ireland.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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