1/16/2008

UK considers role in US terror database

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:18 am

The United States wants recruit Britain and other countries to share biometric data on terrorists and criminals, a British newspaper reported Tuesday.

The Guardian reported that the FBI said a proposed security database called the “Server in the Sky” was still being designed.

Once active, it would enable countries to search and swap data such as fingerprints, genetic information and iris scans on some of the world’s most wanted criminals.

The FBI said the database would hold information on “the world’s worst of the worst individuals,” according to the newspaper.

The newspaper said other countries, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, had been approached to participate in the project.

Britain’s National Police Improvement Agency, which has discussed the project with the FBI, said it was too early to say whether Britain would participate.

 

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