"Secondly, as I stated earlier, it is not possible to recreate a fingerprint using the numbers that are stored. The algorithm generates a unique number, producing no information of any use to identity thieves. I shall quote from a statement from the Information Commissioner’s Office—a thoroughly independent source—that says in the third paragraph:
“Full fingerprint images are not stored and cannot be generated (‘reverse engineered’) from the template.”
I hope that that is clear to all those listening, because it is an important reassurance on the points that the hon. Gentleman has made." ...absolutely crystal Jim.
1. Original fingerprint scan
2. Stored fingerprint template
(as shown on the Leave Them Kids Alone site)