International Identity Federation

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The International Identity Federation[1] was formed in Scotland during 2006. IDFed provides a web-based solution to the problem of identification of injured or distressed travellers. Members are issued with a unique number embossed onto an identity tag or bracelet. They use a forum to log their movements and this relates back to a secure data base controlled by a 24-hour monitoring service. In the event of a member being found helpless, the 18-digit unique number (created using an algorithm) is used to inform next of kin or employers and aid in the treatment and/or repatriation of the member.[2] For those undertaking particularly hazardous or dangerous journeys, DNA profiling is also offered through a UK Department of Justice approved specialist DNA laboratory based at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.



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  2. ^ Courier and Advertiser ( Wednesday April 2nd 2008. Page 4; "New Service for Travellers." written by Liz Fowler