Australia to try out cloud passports

Australia is looking at a trial of an innovation that would allow its citizens to travel overseas without a physical passport.

Last year, 38,718 Australian passports were reported to have been stolen or be missing, up from 38,689 the previous year. Under a cloud-based system, a traveller’s biometrics data and identity would be stored digitally, allowing people to freely travel without the risk of a passport getting lost or being stolen while abroad.

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