British biometrics database officially destroyed

© Guardian / SA Mathieson © Guardian / SA Mathieson

Late 2010 the United Kingom decided to put an end to central storage of biometrics. On 10 February 2011, the responsible British Minister implemented this decision by personally putting the hard drives of the national database into a giant metal shredder:

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Biometric database destroyed UK Home Office (2011)

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