Dutch reckon the eyes have it

Life

1 April 2005

The trials will scan the irises of passengers and then use these images as a way of filing personal data. Subsequent iris scans will then retrieve the data to end the need for passengers to queue up at passport controls.

This is one of the first public trials of biometrics in the world. Previously, biometric methods such as iris scans have only been used to control access at high security installations. The Dutch Ministry of Justice will run the trial for a year.

 

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