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GCC states are considering the idea of exchanging fingerprint and security information electronically within the six-member bloc, officials said at the conclusion of meeting of a workgroup for electronic exchange of fingerprints and security information. The two-day meeting was hosted by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior
“There was also agreement on the consideration of iris scans, face prints and DNA database in future so that will serve the security work in combating different kinds of crimes in the GCC countries,” Qatar’s Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) director Col Nasser Abdullah al-Mahmoud said.
This came after GCC workgroup co-ordinator Lt Col Hamid Hamoud al-Khalidi, a director of the Kuwait CEID, explained to participants of the successful experience of Qatar, Bahrain and Emirate of Dubai in exchanging information electronically among them and called for others to join in...