Biometrics Considered For National Identity Card

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A fingerprint is scanned at Argus Soloutions August 11, 2005 in... News PhotoAustralia,Fingerprint,New South Wales,Science and Technology,SydneyPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2005 Getty ImagesSYDNEY, NSW - AUGUST 11: A fingerprint is scanned 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)