Thursday, August 31, 2006

This might not be such a great idea

Plan for Enhanced Federal IDs Could Open Door to a Biometrics Boom

In the coming months, a wave of government initiatives could start making such high-tech methods of identification commonplace -- beginning with the replacement this fall of federal employee IDs. Similar cards are planned for transportation workers, first responders and visitors to the United States.

If someone steals your identity you can persuade the Social Security Administration to give you a new number. What do you do if someone steals your fingerprint?

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