Server in The Sky: U.S., Germany to Share Fingerprint & DNA Data
The United States and Germany Tuesday agreed to increase cooperation by signing a deal to share access to biometric data from terrorism suspects.More here.
The bilateral agreement was announced at a ceremony in Berlin by top German and U.S. officials including U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, U.S. German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries. Under the agreement, the two countries will provide mutual access to fingerprint databases for evidence in criminal investigations and share biometric and biographic intelligence on suspected terrorist suspects, the U.S. Justice Department reported.
Note: For "Server in The Sky" background, check here. -ferg