From fingerprints to facial scans: Why the French want biometrics on all EU travellers | ZDNet
France wants to collect biometric data from all EU nationals and foreign travellers crossing the outer borders of the Schengen area.
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There is a huge risk in this. Collecting vast amounts of biometrics in huge databases are appetizing targets for hackers. A biometric identification is extremely difficult to change, not like changing a compromised password or credit card. How do you switch thumbprint?
More and more fingerprint sensors are used for unlocking smartphones, opening doors etc. What will happen when hackers have access to you fingerprint?