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Dubliners will soon be able to access their fingerprint data from a digital key card reader at a public space.
This is a major step forward for the Dublin Airport, where biometric attendance systems are already being installed and installed on buses, taxis, and trams.
The Dublin Airport will be the first major airport in Europe to have the new chip.
The chip is the latest in a long line of biometric technologies, including the biometric fingerprint system installed at the UK’s Heathrow Airport and the biometrics on planes, buses, trains and ferries in Japan.
The new system will be available to Irish passengers when the bi-directional RFID system, which can scan the face and body of people entering a space, is rolled out on public transport and other public areas in 2019.
This will be at the airport’s main terminal, where the public is allowed to register for the biennial Passport of Ireland card that is then linked to a passbook for use in a variety of places including the airport.
Passport of Irish and Passport Card of Ireland, the two national carding schemes, will be added to the system once it is operational.
The Passport is a two-factor authentication system that allows individuals to enter their passbook number in the biographic scanner and then print it off for a security code to be sent to a mobile device.
This can then be used to open doors, carry out other tasks or track a person.
Passports of Irish use a digital biometric reader and fingerprint reader to generate a secure code.
This digital device can then link to a fingerprint reader and a passcode reader that can unlock doors, scan passbooks and other devices, and track a card holder’s whereabouts.
The passport is only valid for six months, but a biometric pass is valid for five years.
In the case of biometrically registered visitors, they must present a valid passport at the time of arrival.