Under the agreement, Belgium and the United States will leverage state-of-the-art technology to share law enforcement data, including fingerprints, to better identify known terrorist and criminals during investigations and other law enforcement activities. The agreement authorizes the use of specific mechanisms for sharing vital information to help prevent serious threats to public security, and requires measures to ensure the protection and privacy of citizens in both countries. In fact, the PCSC contains numerous provisions pertaining to the handling, sharing, and retention of relevant data, all designed to ensure privacy and data protection.Like with yesterday's post, India: UID is the Easy Part, obtaining the data is only a first step toward using the data. Using the data often requires non-technical solutions such as mutual agreement among interested parties.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
United States and Belgium Sign Agreement to Prevent and Combat Serious Crime
Agreement includes the exchange of biometric information (Investors Business Daily)