Public urged to avoid biometric trial

Friday, 29 August 2003, 8:13 AM EST

Privacy campaigners are urging people not to participate in a Home Office biometric passport trial due to take place this year.

Home Office officials have confirmed that the UK Passport Service intends to run a trial of biometric testing, in an as yet unnamed town with a population of around 10,000.

A spokeswoman for the Home Office told vnunet.com that the trial would help establish the efficacy of methods such as fingerprint reading, iris scanning and facial recognition in verifying identity.

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