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Concern over biometric passports

Civil rights campaigners have voiced concerns over plans to implement a global biometric identity system for air travellers.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is set to agree an international standard for facial recognition on all new passports.

The plans have the backing of the US government and the European Union. It could create a global database of over a billion people by 2015, warned Privacy International.

Read the original article at: BBC News

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