Thursday, August 16, 2007

One Year Later, U.S. E-Passport's Architect Says System Is a Success

Frank Moss' interview and background is described in an RFID Journal article

The e-passport, in particular, was intended to establish an electronic link between you, the traveler; your photograph, which is in the book; and the biometric data that is written to the chip. It helps the inspector ensure that the person carrying the passport is the one to whom it was legitimately issued. That is a major border security enhancement. It also makes it more difficult for someone other than the person to whom the passport was issued to use it.


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