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Monday, January 15, 2007

ID Difficulties in the UK

Tom Espiner (ZDNet UK) has posted an article about ID difficulties in the United Kingdom.

Here are a couple of highlights:

"The UK government's ID cards scheme has attracted heavy criticism from a senior Liberal Democrat MP, following the publication last month of an official report into a pilot biometrics programme.

Nick Clegg MP, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, said that the official study on trials of iris-recognition equipment at airports had highlighted major failures in the technology. Clegg warned that this is further evidence that the ID cards scheme is "doomed to failure".

"Yet again the government has tried to bury another piece of bad news about its doomed identity cards project," Clegg told eGov Monitor."

Check out the rest here.

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