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Tuesday, 25 June 2002, 11:57 AM EST

If plans by Optus and an Irish technology company work out, Australians will soon be able to "sign" their transactions with their voices. Initially the technology is likely to be offered to corporate users to secure access to information, but later could be opened to consumers for everyday transactions.

The system is based on making an electronic "picture" of a person's voice to be stored on the mobile-phone company's database and used to identify individuals in over-the-phone transactions with banks, sharebrokers and businesses.

Trust5, the Dublin-based company that has developed the technology, claims the system is more secure and reliable than current methods of identification such as PINs, birthdates and mother's names.

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