I find this chilling–No Encryption for E-Passports :
The new passports will include a radio frequency identification tag, a chip that will store all the information on the data page of the passport, including name, date and place of birth, and a digitized version of the photo passport, according to the proposal in the Federal Register.
RFID chips are widely used in automatic toll-payment systems such as FasTrak, or identification chips implanted in the necks of pets.
Why not just cut out the middle-man and start implanting these chips right into people at birth or when they get their first innoculations and maybe add a GPS chip to the mix? And Hell, don’t worry about that silly encryption thing. We want all of our personal data out there for the taking.