U.S. e-passports hitting market

Tuesday, 24 October 2006, 12:23 PM EST

The first generation of electronic passports is debuting now at a port of entry near you. After four years of intensive debate and security analysis, the U.S. government began rolling out biometric passports in August that contain an embedded RFID chip holding a digital photograph and the bearer's personal data.

Over the next 12 months, an estimated 15 million U.S. citizens will be issued passports containing the RFID chip. As current passports expire, the technology will be loaded on renewals and in a decade all U.S. passports in circulation will carry RFID chips.

At internetnews.

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