Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Privacy Experts Scoff at Government's Plans to Secure E-Passports

Lisa Vaas writes in eWeek that:

Security experts and civil libertarians reacted with skepticism to the government's recent decision to reconsider data protection measures for new RFID passports.

The "e-passports," as they've been nicknamed, were originally slated for spring release in the Los Angeles Passport Agency but are now planned for issuance in August beginning with diplomatic passports, according to a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Remember: RFID kills!


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