ID card plans are too complex and too expensive, government is told

Goodwin, Bill
February 2005
Computer Weekly;2/15/2005, p5
Trade Publication
This article reports that the British Government is planning for a national ID card scheme. However, Qinetiq PLC, a government research organization, warned that the scheme is too complex and expensive. Qinetiq, which advised the Home Office on the development of the ID card scheme, also raised questions about the reliability of the proposed biometric card-reader infrastructure. Neil Fisher, director of security solutions at Qinetiq, urged the Home Office to simplify the design of the ID card proposals.


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