EU biometric visa trial opts for the tinfoil sleeve

Wednesday, 25 May 2005, 2:04 PM EST

The US-inspired wet dream of a single, global identity document isn't quite dead, but with the announcement of Europe's biometric visa trial this week it doesn't look well. Smartcard specialist Gemplus has got the gig, working with prime contractor Sagem, for an initial trial in France and Belgium, and the visa format to be used is, er, a separate card.

By John Lettice at The Register.

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