EU takes criticism for new external border security plan

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A plan to introduce fingerprinting and facial scans for refugees at EU external borders is taking heavy criticism from European privacy activists.

Countries like France and the UK want an EU-wide database of information to track newly arriving asylum seekers, but there are fears that governments could misuse sensitive personal data.

CCTV’s Jack Parrock reports.

EU takes criticism for new external borders security plan

EU takes criticism for new external borders security plan

A plan to introduce fingerprinting and facial scans for refugees at EU external borders is taking heavy criticism from European privacy activists. Countries like France and the UK want an EU-wide database of information to track newly arriving asylum seekers, but there are fears that governments could misuse sensitive personal data. CCTV's Jack Parrock reports.


Brian Beary on EU leaders summit

For more details on the challenges facing Europe, including the refugee crisis, CCTV America spoke to Brian Beary. He is a Washington-based journalist and author specializing in EU-US affairs. He is also a contributor and editorial board member for European Affairs at an online magazine published by the European Institute.

 

Brian Beary on EU leaders summit

Brian Beary on EU leaders summit

For more details on the challenges facing Europe, including the refugee crisis, CCTV America spoke to Brian Beary. He is a Washington-based journalist and author specialized in EU-US affairs. He is also a contributor and editorial board member for European Affairs, an online magazine published by the European Institute.