• High-tech Travel ID "Inevitable"

    From SPHAGNUM@3:800/432 to All on Sun Jun 3 00:39:12 2007
    Sunday, June 3, 2007

    High-tech travel ID 'inevitable'

    The next step in border security is DNA in passports, report warns

    Carly Weeks, CanWest News Service

    Published: Monday, May 28, 2007

    Canadians will inevitably have to carry travel documents with their
    DNA, biometrics or other biological identifiers embedded into them
    in order to travel to the United States, according to a new white paper
    to be revealed to government officials in Ottawa today.

    While many travellers and governments are frantically trying to comply
    with current border regulations that require passports for air travel,
    the report warns that's just one step in the movement toward more
    secure borders.

    In order to adequately confirm an individual's identity and speed up
    the process of screening passengers, governments will surely move to
    enhanced identity documents that use biological information to identity travellers, the paper says.


    Full article at " Edmonton Journal" http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html? id=6d8beaea-454e-4ace-a9e2-444823b13d11&k=75853

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