More MorphoTrust Mayhem: The Scandal Goes Global

We’ve now seen that MorphoTrust, the company retained by Jay Nixon’s administration to collect and retain biometric data on Missouri citizens, has some questionable service records in other states. However, it appears these practices are just part of a company-wide culture that emanates from the top. MorphoTrust is the American subsidiary of Safran, a French-owned company that also seeks contracts from foreign governments to create citizen databases. In its pursuit of foreign government contracts, Safran has been found guilty of corruption and bribery, spending millions to influence officials and leaders in other countries. Why would Gov. Jay Nixon allow a company with such a nefarious background to obtain our personal records and biometric information?