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Open letter to the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee: Oppose mandatory fingerprinting for national identity cards

You will find below the text of an open letter from Statewatch and four other NGOs calling on MEPs in the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee to oppose the requirement for mandatory fingeprinting in a proposed EU Regulation on identity cards and travel documents. - Statewatch, 8 March 2019

On 11 March your committee is due to vote on the proposal for a Regulation on strengthening the security of identity cards of Union citizens and of residence documents issued to Union citizens and their family members exercising their right of free movement (procedure 2018/0104).

We call on you to vote against this text to oppose the requirement that EU citizens be subjected to mandatory fingerprinting for national identity cards. This measure is a disproportionate breach of the rights to privacy and data protection and must be rejected.

You can find more information here.