More ‘reassuring’ news on ID cards

Just in case you felt jumpy about the UK government implementing a national database of biometric and personal data accessible from a vast range of locations… here's a reassuring report on how technical problems in the ID card trial has delayed its launch, shortened the trial from 6 to 3 months (surely problems should extend a trial!) and even resulted in the system being returned to the supplier once.

Choice quote from the story: NEC, which is providing the fingerprint-recognition technology for the project, said the Home Office will not allow it to comment.

Full News.com story based, it seems, on a story from Silicon.com here.