Biometric Database Of All Adult Americans Buried in Immigration Bill

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Mman79, May 11, 2013.

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  1. Mman79

    Mman79 Registered Member

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    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/immigration-reform-dossiers/

    "The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

    Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.

    Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo."


    And that friends is how easily rights go away and how easy it is to set up Big Brother. Bury it deeply in bills that don't really get read in the first place, and you're all set.
     
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    At least they're not requiring DNA sequences, yet ;)
     
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    But what about fingerprints? Are they collected somehow (being part of biometric data)?
     
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    In the U.S there currently aren't any laws forcing all citizens to have them collected, no. In the past it was common practice to fingerprint children, and the F.B.I kept a database of them. However, child fingerprints don't last very long so a lot of those are gone (a few years ago they were testing new techniques to account for that). Criminal records of course contain them and are stored in the IAFIS, along with non-criminal workers from background checks.

    Biometrics aren't exactly fool-proof, as anyone who has ever put a picture up in front of a face scanner or toyed with putty and lifting fingerprints from soda cans and other objects. Voices can be manipulated or recorded, etc.
     
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    Ok, thanks.
    Then they have just the ones of visitors coming from abroad..:D
     
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    Yes, my friends welcome to the New World Order.
     
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