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Australia launches biometric passport checking


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#1    Althalus

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Posted 23 January 2003 - 01:05 PM

                                                The Australian Customs Service (ACS) will next week launch its biometric passport checking system "publicly," drastically shortening its trial period and before concerns about how to apply it to all Australians have been resolved.

The technology, Smartgate, was originally to undergo six months' testing in a live environment before ACS would rubber-stamp it. Leon Beddington, spokesperson for ACS, said the trial would continue but that early results had been encouraging enough to "move its launch up the agenda

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