The Telegraph: Mexico to become first country to use iris scans on ID cards

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/
mexico/8275086/Mexico-to-become-first-country-to-use-iris-scans-on-ID-cards.html

Found on: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/01/mexico-to-become-first-country-to-use.html

Mexico will on Monday become the first country to start using iris scans for identity cards, according to the government.

The Telegraph
Friday, January 21, 2011

photo: Getty

photo: Getty

The documents, which will include the eye’s image as well as fingerprints, a photo and signature, will be 99 per cent reliable, according to Felipe Zamora, who is responsible for legal affairs at the Mexican interior ministry.

“The legal, technical and financial conditions are ready to start the process of issuing this identity document,” Felipe Zamora, responsible for legal affairs at the Mexican Interior Ministry, told journalists Thursday.

Critics, including the National Human Rights Commission, have criticized the system, expressing concern that compiling personal data could violate individual rights.

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