Why do we need biometric passports?

In an era of growing concern over biometrically scanned passports and a growing body of research that links fingerprints to identity, it’s time to ask: are we being lied to about our biometric credentials?

And, if so, is it a mistake that needs to be corrected?

It’s not that the biometric passport is bad, according to a growing number of experts, it just needs to make the information clearer and easier to understand.

And the answer is yes.

This article was produced by Al Jazeera’s news division.

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