Storage of passport fingerprints ends in July
As off the end of July fingerprints required for identity papers will no longer be stored.
Local councils and other authorities who issue identity papers will only have access to these fingerprints until the moment the passport is issued.
Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner made the above statements in reaction to questions from the democrat party D66. The minister had already informed parliament of his intention to end the storage of passport fingerprints, but D66 feared it would take too long before would actually end.
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