Project Description

Biometrics in government: how cross-jurisdictional search services strengthen biometric identification

Governments worldwide rely on passports and the relatively limited biographic information they contain for identification of citizens in a variety of critical applications, such as immigration and border management. But they are increasingly using biometrics to augment their identity proofing efforts. Biometrics such as a fingerprint, face, and iris are more unique, consistent, and fraud-resistant than simple biographics like name and date of birth, making them useful as a conclusive identifier. This is not surprising, considering that the most critical data on passports is arguably the facial image; without it, a passport is useless.

We’re committed to your privacy. Aware uses the information you provide to us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services.

For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.