Durham Uni experts criticise ID cards
EXPERTS AT DURHAM University have voiced criticism over a government scheme to introduce identity cards for foreign nationals in the UK, writes Tim Cross. The scheme, which was launched on 25th November, requires foreign nationals who are applying to enter or remain in the UK to apply for a credit-card sized, biometric ID card. The card will contain an electronic chip with fingerprint details and a digital facial image, which the Home Office claims will protect against identity fraud, illegal workers, and crime and terrorism. However, three experts, Steve Graham, Professor of Geography, Dr. Francisco Klauser, an expert in security politics, and Dr. Kearnes, all from Durham University, have all highlighted flaws in the scheme.