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£2.25 million for cancelling photo ID card contract

According to the Telegraph UK taxpayers will pay £2.25 million to compensate companies contracted for national photo ID card program that was cancelled last year. Out of the pool Thales, an information systems company would get over £2m, 3M would … Continue reading

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UK national photo ID card database destroyed

This was the final step of cancelling heavy criticized national photo ID card program. Large number of hard disk and backup tapes holding personal data of applicants have been destroyed. The idea of national ID card emerged on the wave of … Continue reading

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Mumbai: Unique ID card in 8 wards

According to The Times of India administration of Mumbai has started the process of registration for unique identification cards (UID). Each city dweller will get a unique 12 digit identification number; citizens over 5 years old will photographed and fingerprinted. … Continue reading

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photo ID cards for seniors and disabled in Fiji

Government of Fiji and country bus operators reached an agreement to allow disabled citizens to use mass transit for no fare while citizens 60 years old and over would pay 50% fare. In order to avoid fraud all citizens eligible … Continue reading

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UK national ID card database to be deleted this week

Almost 5 years after its launch United Kingdom national id card program database will be deleted this week. Program was launched as a part of global war on terror on the wave of after 9/11 legislative. High cost and heavy … Continue reading

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Russia to issue new ID card

According to the Moscow News Russia will be issuing new ID cards for its nationals 14 years and older beginning January 2014. The new ID card with optional photo is planned to hold substantial amount of owner’s information. Going after … Continue reading

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Italian Citizen ID Cards order for LaserCards

Business Wire reports that LaserCard Corporation (NASDAQ:LCRD) has received an order for Italy National ID card program (Carta d’Identità Elettronica) worth approximately $540k. Sophisticated security ID cards are used in Italy for identification and travel. It is not first assignment for LaserCard … Continue reading

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bad photo on ID card means no mobile service in Hubli

In Hubli, India mobile service subscribers face a threat of disconnecting from the mobile service. Due to the new government regulations requiring clear photo identification India mobile providers have sent letters  to many subscribers asking for valid proof of identity. Election Photo … Continue reading

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UAE id card deadline extended

United Arab Emirates extended the deadline for obtaining national ID card last week. Original deadline was set to December 31st 2010, the new deadline is June 30th 2011. New regulations apply the same way to UAE nationals as well as expats. … Continue reading

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UK national ID card program cancelled

UK government lead by prime minister David Cameron expects the queen today to sign the bill that abolishes national ID card program. The law, introduced in 2004 on the wave of post 9/11 counter terrorism measures went into force in 2006. The ID card … Continue reading

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