[LINK] Australia to trial cloud passports in world-first move

Jim Birch planetjim at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 09:51:15 AEDT 2015

Doesn't the idea that you can land somewhere and have your id "proven" by a
piece of paper belong in distant past?  It's an absolute relic that
predates the telegraph.


On 29 October 2015 at 15:13, Bernard Robertson-Dunn <brd at iimetro.com.au>

> On 29/10/2015 9:45 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> >
> http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-to-trial-cloud-passports-in-worldfirst-move-20151028-gkkkr3.html
> >
> > does this make any sense at all in terms of international roll-out? We
> can't even do a decent national project, let alone something this crazy!
> > Find yourself in Outer Mongolia? Hey! Just jump on the Net and grab from
> the cloud! Simple!
> A passport is a form of ID. If you store passport details in the cloud
> you'll still need some form of ID.
> I was at a security presentation the other day and the guy said that
> biometrics as ID was a bad idea. If your PIN or password or two factor
> authentication mechanism is compromised you can easily change it. Try
> changing your biometrics......
> --
> Regards
> brd
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Sydney Australia
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