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EU wants UK to share more data before it grants access to crime-fighting system

European parliamentary committee says UK should share same amount of fingerprint data as member states.

The UK should be denied access to an EU crime-fighting system until it agrees to share more fingerprint data with member states, a European parliamentary committee has said.

The DNA exchange system enables British police to check the genetic code of EU criminals and criminal suspects in 15 minutes, compared with 143 days through the Interpol process.

British government does not fully comply with EU rules: British authorities are sharing DNA data from British-based criminals, but not criminal suspects, although it gets full access to equivalent data on suspects from other EU countries.

Source: EU wants UK to share more data before it grants access to crime-fighting system | European Union | The Guardian

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