As the debate rumbles on around the use of smartcards and advanced biometrics as a means of establishing identity within organisations, the
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The US Department of Homeland Security has just announced that it is to begin a major trial of passports embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips at
The trial will start in mid-January and will see visitors from countries including
The Department of Homeland Security tested RFID passports for a three-month period last autumn at
Such mainstream acceptance of RFID will be welcomed by both the security industry and the mainstream IT industry, in particular by companies such as Intel, which is reporting great business benefit from the use of RFID.