RealNews

EU backs biometric passports

European Union governments last week agreed to embed computer chips containing biometric data in passports. The plans to create passports carrying information on a person’s fingerprint or retinal scans are presented as a way to reduce counterfeiting and fraud. Biometric chips would also be implanted in visas issued to foreign nationals travelling to Europe. The idea, backed by €140m in EU funding for a feasibility study, was put forward as part of a raft of measures designed to “co-ordinate the European Union’s immigration policy” at a summit in Greece last week. The US is the main driver for biometric passports, the International Herald Tribune reports. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.