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EU Plans Biometric Border Controls

Despite critics' worries about privacy and profiling, Europe is proposing a technologically advanced border surveillance system

The European Commission on Wednesday (13 February) kicked off a lengthy legislative process aimed at tightening up controls on who enters and leaves the 27-nation bloc.

"This package designs a completely new way of controlling our borders", EU home affairs commissioner Franco Frattini said unveiling the three new proposals.