Rada adopts law on biometric passports

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Oct. 18, 2012 23:20
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A police officer watches participants of a protest against the law on a unified state demographic register on Oct. 16 near the Presidential Administration. Protesters hold a banner asking President Viktor Yanukovych to veto a law creating the register and biometric passports. Adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on Oct. 2, the law has been criticized as unnecessary and potentially an invasion of privacy involving personal data. By the time the Kyiv Post went to press on Oct. 18, Yanukovych hadn't announced whether he signed or vetoed the law. But he has expressed support for it.
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Starting next year, Ukrainians can get rid of their old Soviet-style passports and have them replaced with new plastic ID cards that make processing personal information easier and forgery of documents harder. 

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