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Britain Moves Closer to National IDs

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Britain Moves Closer to National IDs

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Britain Moves Closer to National IDs

Britain Moves Closer to National IDs

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The British Parliament approves a plan requiring citizens to register their biometric information for use on a national ID card. Will U.S. passports be exchanged for unique biological information, like fingerprints, iris scans or vocal patterns?

Guests:

Martin George, works for ID Craft, a British consultancy service focusing on application identity authentication technologies

Walter Hamilton, chairman of the International Biometric Industry Association

Maxine Most, principal of Acuity Market Intelligence; editor of Biometrics Market Intelligence (BMI) a monthly report providing market insight and analysis for the biometrics industry