ID cards spread biometrics

Monday, 29 November 2004, 3:41 PM EST

The government has pledged its full backing for a national ID card scheme, which may encourage more organisations to adopt biometric technology. It also detailed plans to establish a new policing agency that could help to reduce online threats.

The Queen's speech proposed that ID cards should start being issued along with new passports within the next four years, and that there should be a full roll-out by 2012. Each card will contain an individual's biometric information, such as a facial, iris or fingerprint scan.

By David Neal at vnunet.

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