Government plan: citizens to make passport photos only under authorities supervision

The Heise Online "reported on". The Portal, a corresponding draft law from the Federal is due, according to the Ministry of the interior. The draft bill fro

Government plan: citizens to make passport photos only under authorities supervision

The Heise Online "reported on". The Portal, a corresponding draft law from the Federal is due, according to the Ministry of the interior.

The draft bill from the Ministry of the interior will sketch a law aimed at "strengthening the security of passports and ID cards being" to strengthen, among other things, the forgery of identity documents. So to be obliged, when applying for a new card, the applicant in the future, the photos on site and under supervision. Brought in photos for inclusion in the document would then no longer be allowed.

fear of Manipulation by Morphing

the law aims to prevent are closed this security gap: "in order To tamper with the passport or identity card to apply for by the so-called 'Morphing' – the Merging of multiple images into a single total image, to be included the photograph in the future on - site under the supervision of the passport or identity card authority", as quoted by the "Heise Online" from the draft of the Ministry of interior.

the reason for the Initiative in the house of Horst Seehofer (CSU) is the "Heise Online", according to a protest action of the artist collective "Bang!": 2018, the artist had tried with gemorphten photos of two persons, refugees at the port of entry in the Schengen area with passports to equip. In fact, the mixed photo of an activist and the former EU was accepted, and the high representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, from the residents ' registration office in Berlin, as the "Spiegel" reported.

investigators to better access to data

The plans seem to be decided already. According to the report, the Federal printing office has presented, namely, a Self-Service Terminal (PDF file) for residents ' registration offices and Passport offices.

The new law will also bring other Changes. So police officers should be allowed in the case of an investigation directly from the authorities requests, if you want to have a card-serial-number-stored data.

investigators are often faced with insurmountable wall

the Background for the proposed new power of Investigation is a Problem, the investigators in Germany, to despair, if you cooperate with foreign authorities. This record often only the serial number of the identification document. This brings the investigators in Germany but nothing: you are allowed to do that due to the current legal situation, no further investigation.

"Against this Background, the draft law creates a power of Investigation with the content, the passport manufacturers, passport the there to a serial number stored data, in particular the issuing or to ask for identity card authority, in order to determine further", - quotes "Heise" from the draft.

Additional number for identification cards and passports planned>

Finally, the "Heise"report, holds the third gender in the identity documents to enter. In addition to F=Female and M=Male the abbreviation X is provided, as the FAA, ICAO prescribes.

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Updated Date: 01 January 2020, 01:01

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