Monday, July 24, 2006
I reported a little while ago that the Canadian Passport Office was about to roll out biometrics in passports (Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Canada prepares to roll out biometric passports). Now, the Globe & Mail is reporting that phase II is on the horizon: facial recognition. The Canadian government will compare all passport photos to known terrorists (and criminals, deadbeat dads or just shifty looking people). See: globeandmail.com : Passport database to use facial imaging.