After the National Identity Register, the next component of the proposed UK ID card to have been dropped is iris recognition.
Interesting that we are edging closer and closer to minimal international requirements. We are now getting near to the EU Schengen biometric passport standard, which features fingerprints and digital photographs. Of course, since the UK is not a part of the Schengen agreement, all we actually need are digital photos on a chip in our passports to comply with the International Civil Aviation Organisation standards.
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