[ZDNet] EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database
EU Parliament green-lights the creation of the Common Identity Repository (CIR), a gigantic biometrics database. [...]
Ever since plans to create this shared biometrics database have been made public last year, privacy advocates have criticized the EU, calling CIR's creation as the "point of no return" in creating "a Big Brother centralised EU state database."
Once up and running, CIR will become one of the biggest people-tracking databases in the world, right behind the systems used by the Chinese government and India's Aadhar system. [...]