Increased fingerprint ID procedures at airports.
this change gives our officers a more accurate idea of who is in front of them
Wasn't that what they said about the introduction of 2-finger fingerprint ID checks??
NZ Herald report Reply to this
No doubt DNA samples, by the same reasoning it would give the officers an even more accurate idea of who is in front of them ^_^;; Reply to this
Japan introduced index finger fingerprinting in November last year for foreign nationals, including residents.
I wonder how long before other countries follow the US' lead... Reply to this
They're starting here on the new London Heathrow Terminal 5 as well. It was supposed to have started yesterday but it got delayed after the complete chaos with the baggage handling. Reply to this
Ok i thought you get fingerprinted when you did something wrong ..like after you have been arrested and taken to the police station ?So let me get this straight when we travel we will get treated like criminals for the sake of "national security" ,yes so many governments are cowards and hide thier true intentions behind this excuse ,what's next getting barcodes etched into your skin like in the Terminator movies ,ah gee can't wait for that one ?
Maybe getting a mugshot going through customs can be thrown in with the fingerprints ,or have they started this already ? Reply to this
Coming into Japan you get index-fingerprinted, and a mugshot. Don't know about the States. Reply to this
Japan runs some facial recognition software that matches the facial characteristic of the photo against a database when you're in front of the immigration officer. My Dutch biometric passport also contains facial scan information (position nose, ears, corners of mouth, etc) so I guess the scan at the airport would also match that with the information on my passport. :-( Reply to this