Corporations are the driving force behind this.
Why would corporations want this?
Answer: Make money by reducing their expenses.
Answer: How many corporations already use RFiD tags? At 25$ a piece? They can save a lot of money on these tags (and replacements) by simply requiring that all employee have their passport.
It's not only about how the governement use this thechnology nor about how it can be pirated. It's also about how third parties can use this. ( like your employer, or your video club. )