Identity scanners raise privacy concerns

Thursday, 2 January 2003, 2:15 PM EST

The New Hampshire company makes scanners and software used to verify documents, such as driver's licenses and passports.

The scanners are being used at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Boston's Logan Airport to weed out would-be workers who use bogus identification documents. The company sees a more lucrative market in screening passengers.

But experts say Imaging Automation faces an uphill battle because of technology limitations.

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