Your New Passport Will Have A Digital ID Chip

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 17, 2003

From “The State Department is developing a passport that contains biometric technology to authenticate the identities of U.S. citizens who travel abroad.”

  • Also see, Vendors boost biometrics for homeland. “In a trusted traveler program, such as one proposed as part of the Transportation Security Administration’s Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS) II, a passenger could opt for a background check and receive an identification card. The card would include a fingerprint and a picture, which would be confirmed at the airport by fingerprint and facial scanners.”
  • Posted in E-Government, Privacy

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