Biometrics Considered For National Identity Card

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An iris-recognition device is operated at Argus Soloutions August 11,... News PhotoAustralia,Equipment,New South Wales,Science and Technology,SydneyPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2005 Getty ImagesSYDNEY, NSW - AUGUST 11: An iris-recognition device is operated at Argus Soloutions August 11, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian Federal Government are considering including biometric data such as fingerprints, iris scans, or facial recognition on a national identity card in a bid to combat fraud, illegal immigration and terrorism. Details of individuals' biometrics would be stored on the card in an algorithmic code to prevent identity theft. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)