European Data Protection Digest

Minister: Project Does Not Violate Privacy Laws

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY—THE NETHERLANDS

January 6, 2012

EUobserver reports on a statement from Dutch Interior Minister Gerd Leers that the country's new €19 million border control system @migo-Boras--which will see the installation of cameras in some police cars and along major highways connecting the Netherlands to Belgium and Germany--"falls within the existing rules for border control and privacy." One German police official reportedly suggested the cameras put "all travellers under general suspicion." Leers has acknowledged receiving questions from the European Commission and has said he will be providing information, the report states.
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