Britain's biometric ID cards postponed

Friday, 7 May 2004, 10:22 AM EST

The failure of fingerprint and iris-recognition equipment caused the delay, Home Secretary David Blunkett told members of Parliament this week.

The trial, involving the registration of 10,000 volunteers to record and test biometric ID data, was originally due to launch in February but did not begin until last week. As a result, the length of the project has been cut from six months to three months.

By Andy McCue at CNET.

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