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NZ Authorities To Share Fingerprint Data With U.S.

BIOMETRICS—NEW ZEALAND

September 19, 2013

The New Zealand Herald reports that New Zealand police will provide U.S. authorities with legal access to the nation’s fingerprint database to help curb crime and terrorism. The U.S., under specified conditions, will provide similar access to New Zealand authorities. Under the data-sharing agreement, both nations also laid out future plans to share DNA data as well. The Agreement on Enhancing Co-operation in Preventing and Combating Crime is reportedly being tabled by Parliament and will be referred to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for ratification, the report states.
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