We often hear stories about underage drinking and the rise in fake ID. At the moment young people have to carry around a driving licence or passport to prove their age in a bar, but they always run the risk of revealing confidential personal information.
Now in an effort to try and stop this, businesses in Bath are trialling new technology that proves your age while protecting your privacy.
Jonty Messer reports:
Don Foster, Lib dem MP for Bath, says a more secure alternative is needed to taking your passport or driving licence out with you on a night out. Bath is trialling touch ID technology which uses your mobile phone and fingerprints.
Students in Bath gave us their views on new touch ID technology. With a sticker on their phone and a fingerprint scanner, people can prove their age without having to carry around a passport or driving licence.
Bath is trialing new technology that proves your age while protecting your privacy. Touch 2 ID uses a sticker on your phone and your fingerprints so you don't have to carry around your passport or driving licence.