Director Greenberger Explains Passport Weaknesses in International System
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with Wall Street Journal Live in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. Greenberger explained that while many countries have access to Interpol's database of lost and stolen passports only the United States and United Kingdom reliably check passengers against this list.
Additionally, Greenberger highlighted the fact that illegally authorized passports are easily secured often by taking legitimate information from the internet and are used in crime ranging from terror to drug and human trafficking. Greenberger stressed that adding biometrics to passports would not be enough to stop criminals from obtaining illegally authorized passports with their own information imbedded into them.