>> Biometric ID cards and biometric passports
(International symbol of biometric passports)
Cards are used in many countries around the world.
Advantages of a National ID Card
If every citizen
was forced to carry an ID card, when demanded by a police officer an
individual must produce a card. If that individual cannot show the card
this leaves the vague possibility that the individual is a terrorist or
more likely an illegal alien.
To alleviate the very time-consuming waiting period to board aircraft,
Federal employees will be able to quickly verify your identity, thus
virtually eliminating this cumbersome process.
India implemented a National ID Card but it is only used for voter
registration and no other function.
When making a purchase either via a check or credit card, the ID card
can be demanded by the seller hopefully reducing fraud.
Many government agencies and some larger corporations already use a
“smart card” technology for accessibility to facilities, by simply
waving the card nearby a scanner.
threat of identity fraud necessitates the strengthening of security
features in passports. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- which sets international standards- nominated facial recognition as
the primary biometric with iris and fingerprint as backup but not
mandatory. The use of biometric information to link a person to a
passport can help to counter identify fraud. In practice, biometric
verification can be used at border controls and to verify the image on a
passport renewal application against images held on record.
The use of biometric information to link a person to a passport serves a