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Old 25th February, 2008, 12:30 AM
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Exclamation Who would you trust with your passport, online?

Some organisations need to verify who you are, so they ask for a scan/photo of your ID, such as your passport.

Would you send/upload it?

It would seem that many people do, and think nothing of it.

I won't give my passport to anyone, other than customs or immigration officials. Am I being too careful?
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Old 25th February, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Depends on the organisation to be honest...
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Old 26th February, 2008, 09:42 PM
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What about sending the image using a HTTP connection?
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Old 27th February, 2008, 10:08 AM
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HTTP is perfectly safe, as long as you're in control of the network...
Actually, it's slightly better than email, which could have jumped through multiple servers on the way.

However, not everyone has a passport - there's no requirement to have one. What's the alternatives?
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I used my driving licence, instead.
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The only people to get my passport are customs officials, and the police.
Everyone else gets my drivers license.

I do wonder what the small number of residents do, who have neither.
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