Reasonable case and Fingerprints
Dutch Police was always able to get the fingerprint of suspects if they could make a “reasonable case” of the likelihood that a person is involved. Why then can’t the dutch government suddenly make this “reasonable case” anymore? Are they getting dumber? Or disrespectful regarding citizen rights? This, since now they rather bluntly demand fingerprint data of everyone upfront, and put them in yet another centralized database.
This government proposal has no reason, its wrong.
The argument for the data is flawed, such database are too risky and against a healthy balance between government and citizens. Not only is it bad for the citizens privacy but also government will very little improve on their performance. Citizens that blame the government for doing a bad job don’t point the government for having too little information, but rather for them not using the tools and information they already have.
PS. This database demand is unique in the EU and probably even against EU law. No bells ringing yet in parliament? Vote against it.