US biometric ID request raises ID concern in UK

Monday, 30 May 2005, 1:37 PM EST

The UK government plans to issue its ID card as a passport with biometric identifiers stored in a chip and the US wants those chips to be compatible with its own scanners, raising the possibility that US agencies could have access to the ID Card database.

The US call for biometric standardisation exceeds currently agreed international standards for airline navigation, safety and security.

At The Register.

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