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Committee Chair Warns of ID Fraud

BIOMETRICS—AUSTRALIA

October 4, 2012

The chairman of the Biometrics Institute’s Australian privacy committee has expressed concern about the use of biometric scanners in insecure environments, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Terry Aulich warned there are “hundreds if not thousands” of identity fraudsters in Australia, saying, “Once you get that technology at a cheap price and it’s going to pubs and clubs, it could fall into the wrong hands…We don’t want it to move into areas where there isn’t appropriate security alongside it.”
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