Nations Join to Prevent Passport Forgery

PT       2003-05-05 
Setting aside differences over the Iraq war to cooperate against terrorism and crime, the United States and France agreed today to lead a high-level international study of how to use new, biologically based technologies to prevent forgeries of passports and other travel documents.
The United States and France will co-chair a high-level working group of the Group of Eight industrialized countries to develop so-called biometric technologies, which typically use fingerprints, iris scans or facial recognition software to confirm identities and ensure that documents are valid.