Facial scan travelers 3 years in database EU

Fingerprints and facial scans of non-EU citizens in the future three years stored in a database.

The fingerprints and facial scans of non-EU citizens who wish to travel to Netherlands and other so-called Schengen countries, in the future three years stored in a database. The identity check is then completely digitally, so that Passport stamps are no longer needed.

The European Parliament gave the green light Wednesday for this so-called entry and exit system, with 477 139 votes against.

For example, the system should notify if people stay longer than the 90 days that allows their visa. Furthermore, the queues at the border and fraud with identity documents.

Personal data will be stored with the EULISA Agency in Estonia. National law enforcement authorities and Europol can a person's travel history. EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (migration) thinks that the system can run no later than 2020.

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