Continuation of the evaluation of the Act on Biometrics in the Immigration Process

Law and policy / Eu-policy

Continuation of the evaluation of the Act on Biometrics in the Immigration Process

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Summary

The Act on Biometrics in the Immigration Process makes it possible to increase the use of biometrics in the immigration process. It is now possible to collect a facial image and ten fingerprints from in principle every foreign national in all legal proceedings involving immigrants. These biometric data can also be stored centrally and consulted in the administration of foreign nationals (the Basic Facility for Immigrants, BVV). This research is the continuation of an earlier evaluation of which the results were published in 2017 (See link at: More information). The follow-up of the recommendations from that research has been included in this research. The research question has two components:

  1. To what extent has the Act on Biometrics in the Immigration Process achieved its objectives?
  2. How does the act relate to European developments regarding the implementation of information systems in which biometrics are stored?

Publication data

Author(s):
Winter, H., Bex-Reimert, V., Geertsema, B., Hollenberg, S., Krol, E.
Organization(s):
University of Groningen - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Groningen
Publisher:
University of Groningen - Faculty of law
Year of publication:
2019

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Address:
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid

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