Thursday, March 31, 2005

Passport Chip Privacy Criticism Grows

Passport Chip Privacy Criticism Grows According to privacy advocates, the scheduled inclusion of RFID tags in US Passports by the end of this year is like a "Beacon" to terrorists seeking out American victims in public places where they are likely to be carrying their passports. Critics claim that those embedded tags are readable from a distance and that anyone with an RFID reader in a public place can read ALL of the private details of your passport because the US passport office is refusing to install encryption on these tags. They claim the encryption would make the passports less readable and accessible by some countries. This is a clearcut case of the need for complete privacy protection of personal information included in required travel documents.

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