So, these fingerprint plans at Heathrow.
Plans to fingerprint millions of passengers a year at Heathrow\’s new fifth terminal have been put on hold hours before it opens for business tomorrow.
BAA, the airport operator, took the decision after being warned by the Government\’s Information Commissioner that the move could breach the Data Protection Act.
So, this could be illegal than, yes? But who was insisting that they used the system?
The decision to fingerprint all domestic passengers at the terminal was triggered by the demands for heightened security by the Home Office.
Really? Our valiant Home Office insisting that a company do something illegal?
Even the Home Office, which had put pressure on BAA to tighten security, distanced itself from the move.
This was despite officials previously demanding some form of biometric tests in addition to photographs – and having approved the fingerprint scheme during months of negotiations.
Gosh, it makes you wonder whether all those Rolls Royce minds actually know arses from elbows, doesn\’t it?
So, will they have to compensate BAA for the costs their ignorance of the law has caused?