Germany adds digital fingerprints to passports

Friday, 8 June 2007, 9:23 PM EST

Germany will store digital fingerprints in addition to digital photos in passports as one of several biometric security measures planned to fight organized crime and international terrorism.

All new passports issued from November will store two digital fingerprints in an embedded chip, which, since 2005, includes a digital photo, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior said Friday.

At Computerworld.

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