Monday, July 24, 2006

Canadian passport office to match pics against photo watchlists

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.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Now if they could just find a way to mash up this facial recognition with the eye scan technology, they might really have something there...

ooh, that really does scare me!