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Bio-metrics for visitors in UK Detention Centre

Sarah Smith | 13.08.2012 16:02 | Bio-technology | Birmingham

On a recent visit to see an Iraqi woman detained in Yarls wood IRC - was advised that my fingerprints and photograph needed to be taken before i could see her. This was apparently to protect the safety of people in the centre - see flyer.

I was surprised and unwilling to give my information, why do people need to be data-ised in this way? It is important to support people facing deportation. It is worrying the government are keeping databases of information on those who visit or support detained refugees.

Sarah Smith


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  1. backup notification — answer 2
  2. Photos too — anon (yeah, right!)