Irish passports go RFID, and naked

Monday, 23 October 2006, 4:43 PM EST

The Irish government has begun issuing RFID passports with biometric data that can be read at a distance to comply with US regulations for its visa waiver programme.

But unlike the RFID passports the USA is now issuing, the Irish ones lack a security feature preventing them from being skimmed, or read surreptitiously.

At The Register.

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