Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Zealand May Join FBI-Led Global Database to Fight Crime, Terror

Elizabeth Binning writes in The New Zealand Herald:

New Zealand is likely to join an FBI-led consortium that plans a global database of personal information to catch criminals and terrorists.

Overseas reports have listed this country as a member of the database project, known as Server in the Sky.

It would enable biometric details and measurements - such as irises, palms and fingerprints - as well as personal information of suspects to be swapped between countries.

But officials say this country is still considering joining the consortium and has no plans at this stage to join the database.

The FBI is said to be keen to urge police forces of allied countries to work together to improve international security.

More here.


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