Passports with chips for New Zealand
October 30th, 2005

“Microchips holding a person’s digital photograph and personal information will be embedded in passports by the end of the year”,the New Zealand Herald reports.”The new e-passports will use face-scanning technologies, but will not yet hold sensitive and more invasive information from iris or finger scans, or DNA profiles.New Zealand will become one of the first countries in the world to use e-passports, following Australia, which launched its version of the new travel document this week”.

E-passports by end of year

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