Global Identity Cards

Document Date: April 26, 2005

The United States is currently developing new biometric passports that contain Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips that can be read remotely These documents could leave Americans open to identify theft, to terrorists interested in singling out Americans traveling overseas, or to the emergence of routine tracking by the government or private sector.

White Paper: How the U.S. Ignored International Concerns and Pushed for Radio Chips in Passports Without Security



State Department Documents on Passport Standards

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