I wouldn’t trust my own government with my fingerprints and my photograph, let alone the US government. I understand the security risks facing the US, but what use is it to take the photographs and fingerprints of UK nationals travelling there?
How will fingerprints and photographs eliminate passport fraud or increase security? How is it that normal visitors are to be treated like criminals upon arrival to the US?
All the US will have is a large database of British nationals’ fingerprints and photographs, all termed as “personal samples” and only required under UK law in Britain if you are charged with an offence.
Personally, I think this move is utterly disgusting and a violation of privacy. Outrage.
Oh, and here’s a link by the way: