Privacy

Police Grab for Asylum-Seeker Data Sparks European Fight

The EU's official privacy watchdog is not amused

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The EU's privacy watchdog has slammed plans to grant police access to Europe's database of asylum seekers' fingerprints.

In an opinion published by the EU's data protection supervisor (EDPS) on Wednesday, Peter Hustinx hit out at the European Commission's move, claiming it represented an "erosion of fundamental rights".