The European Commission's executive body has put forward a proposal that would require EU citizens' fingerprints to be included on their biometric identity cards.
The Commission cited the apparent weakness of current border security regimes creating opportunities for criminal organizations and terrorist groups to circumvent border control as the main reason necessitating the move.
If you've got fingerprints (+ retina / facial) scans on secure databases you won't need any ID cards; (or any others)— #HeartofSnowdonia (@BLAENAUFFESTNOW) April 16, 2018
Big Brother IS watching you. Thought police is following you. This is Europe Nazi dreamt of.— Chin Shih Huang (@premjhajnp) April 16, 2018
We dodged that one!— Koba (@Koba_) April 16, 2018
I wonder when we’ll see lots of body’s with fingers missing…🤔— Mick Germaine (@GermaineMick) April 16, 2018
Other potential biometric information that may be included on EU ID cards could extended to facial images.
According to the bloc's border security agency, the most commonly fabricated identification documents are made from French, German and Italian originals.