Federal Government announces biometric passports as part of National Security Strategy

| April 27, 2004
The Canadian government unveiled a comprehensive strategy and action plan to improve national security. The plan includes significant expenditures on a variety of initiatives, including enhancing intelligence capabilities, securing critical government information systems, and implementing the "Passport Security Strategy", which use facial recognition biometric technology, in line with international standards. News Release Backgrounder Privacy International letter re: dangers of biometric passports