The first ID cards are here - but no one in the UK can read them
Written by Danrok   
Friday, 06 February 2009 13:26

From Times Online:

Thousands of ID cards have already been issued to foreign residents in the UK as part of the government's £4.7 billion scheme, but no one can read the details stored on them

The first biometric ID cards have now been issued in the UK, but no one has a machine that can read them.

Thousands of foreign residents in the UK were the first people to receive ID cards late last year, as the UK government began to implement its £4.7 billion identity card scheme.

But the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has admitted that not one police station, border and immigration point or job centre has a machine that can read the cards' biometric chips.

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