Biometric identity management pushed by EU official

Last week the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted an identity management conference in Washington, DC. Among the distinguished guests was Frank Paul, who manages IT systems and biometrics within the EU.

He criticized U.S. passports for having only digitized information instead of biometric information. Paul is of the opinion that identity management systems can only be effective if they are based on 13 points of biometric data, which includes 10 fingerprints, two iris scans, and a facial image. In other words, like the system that the nation of India currently has.

He believes that all national ID cards should be replaced because they “will not take us to the necessary level that we require.”

Source: David Perera. EU official says identity management must be based on multiple biometrics. Fierce Government website. February 2, 2012.

–Harry A. Gaylord–

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