[IWAR] SPAIN biometric project 45% complete

From: Mark Hedges (hedgesat_private)
Date: Sat Feb 07 1998 - 13:11:04 PST

  • Next message: griffin: "Re: [IWAR] MER: discussion and disagreement"

    "Government data"? I never realized that my fingerprints didn't belong to
    me. -hedges-
    >Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 10:40:16 -0800
    >From: David Miller <dm0at_private>
    >Organization: Gizmonics Institute
    >MIME-Version: 1.0
    >To: cypherpunksat_private
    >Subject: Spanish biometric project 45% complete
    >Sender: owner-cypherpunksat_private
    >Precedence: first-class
    >Reply-To: David Miller <dm0at_private>
    >X-Loop: cypherpunksat_private
    >>Business Systems Magazine, Feb. 1998, p. 78:
    >>For example, Spain's government recently integrated biometric
    >>verification units in 633 informational kiosks that will
    >>eventually be used by 7 million citizens (the project is 45%
    >>The 633 kiosks are located in various government offices in
    >>the Andalusia region of Spain, says John Souder, program
    >>manager for Unisys.  The Spanish Government plans to implement
    >>the kiosks nationwide.
    >>To use the kiosks, citizens had to obtain a smart card with
    >>their name and an ID number.  Citizens also had to be "enrolled"
    >>in the system.  During the enrollment process, each citizen's
    >>right or left index fingerprint is scanned and stored to the
    >>smart card.  That way, the system can verify the citizen using
    >>the card is the same person authorized to use it.
    >>Citizens can then access databases for the National Institute
    >>of Social Security; the National Institute of Employment; the
    >>General Treasury of Social Security and the Social Institute
    >>For Sea Workers.

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Apr 13 2001 - 13:04:57 PDT