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EU agrees to implement biometric passports

Ministers for European Union member states agreed on Tuesday to adopt biometric passports.
These passports are set to arrive in 18 months and will initailly record the facial characteristics of the bearer. In three years, European travelers will also have to provide a fingerprint for the passport. The facial and fingerprint data will be stored on an embedded chip, along with a digital copy of the bearer’s photo.
Austria, Finland and the Netherlands have voiced minor concerns about the proposal.
The logisitics for this should be prove to be “interesting”