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Police here in the UK are set to get some new powers when it comes to stopping random people in the street. A new trial will let officers scan fingerprints of people unable to identify themselves, cross checking it with criminal and immigration databases to see if you're actually allowed to be out in the streets.

If officers suspect someone of an offence, and they don't have any sort of ID on their person, they'll be able to use a mobile device to scan their fingerprints and find out who they are. Inside each device are the 12 million fingerprints stored in the IDENT1 and IABS databases, which respectively hold the data for people taken into custody and foreign citizens who visit the UK. ...continued


Police are Testing New 'Stop and Scan' Powers That Let Them Check Fingerprints

According to physics, nothing ever quite touches. When you lay your hand on something, there is a microscopic amount of space between the atoms of your hand and whatever you're touching... so no, officer, technically I'm not jacking off right now

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wait for one stupid pig cunt to lose their device so that someone has hold of 12 million finger prints and personal info.

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wait for one stupid pig cunt to lose their device so that someone has hold of 12 million finger prints and personal info.



These databases don't actually store the fingerprints, just enough key points to match anyone they scan.

From the report, it does seem like they are holding personal info which is a bit odd. I'd have expected them to send the fingerprint scan data to a central computer and get the results back in real time, for data protection, accoutability and accuracy.

My worry is what is done with the data after it has been sent, is it retained? I didn't think that was legal Scratches Chin

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kerb wrote on 13-02-2018 04:11 PM

wait for one stupid pig c**t to lose their device so that someone has hold of 12 million finger prints and personal info.



These databases don't actually store the fingerprints, just enough key points to match anyone they scan.

From the report, it does seem like they are holding personal info which is a bit odd. I'd have expected them to send the fingerprint scan data to a central computer and get the results back in real time, for data protection, accoutability and accuracy.

My worry is what is done with the data after it has been sent, is it retained? I didn't think that was legal Scratches Chin



It's not.

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It's not.



I'd like to think you're right but the authorities have a long history of retaining data they shouldn't...

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-police-handheld-fingerprint-scanner-database-biometric-security

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Earlier this week, the UK parliament’s Science and Technology Committee grilled the Home Office about its long-delayed biometric strategy. Originally intended for publication in 2012, Home Office minister Susan Williams told MPs it would now be made available this June. The government has attracted criticism for failing to adhere to a 2012 High Court ruling that prevents the government from keeping images of innocent people on file. To date, the government’s custody image database has already amassed 21 millions images of people’s faces and identifying faces.



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