It is not uncommon for political proposals to draw a lot of heat from consumers and corporations. In Europe, a current proposal is on the table to create a massive biometrics database. The European Parliament has seemingly approved the idea, although the project has yet to be put in place. Known as the Common Identity Repository, it will contain records of over 350 million Europeans accordingly.
When a new database is created to store information on European citizens, there are genuine concerns as to what is happening exactly. When that information pertains to biometric information, the concerns will only intensify. If criminals were able to get their hands on such a treasure trove of information, a lot of damage can be done accordingly. Biometrics is the only source of information unique to every individual, thus creating a central point of failure seems like taking several steps backward.