Friday, 2 January 2004

Angry Brazilian judge orders U.S. travelers fingerprinted

In case anyone needed a concrete example of how the Bush administration imperils both U.S. foreign relations and American citizens' privacy at the same time, check out this Reuters article (via Yahoo!):

Federal Judge Julier Sebastiao da Silva, furious at U.S. plans to fingerprint and photograph millions of [Brazilian] visitors on entering the United States, ordered Brazil's authorities do the same to U.S. citizens starting on Thursday.
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"I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis," said Sebastiao da Silva in the court order released on Tuesday.
Via BoingBoing.

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