Date Added: Dec 2011
Advancements in technology have created the possibility of greater assurance of proper travel document ownership, but some concerns regarding security and effectiveness remain unaddressed. Electronic passports have known a wide and fast deployment all around the world since the International Civil Aviation Organization the world has adopted standards whereby passports can store biometric identifiers. The use of biometrics for identification has the potential to make the lives easier, and the world people live in a safer place. The purpose of biometric passports is to prevent the illegal entry of traveler into a specific country and limit the use of counterfeit documents by more accurate identification of an individual.