Identity Document Act kills ID Cards and NIR database

UK National Identity Card (Front)

House of Lords consign ID cards and register to history. Picture: ZapTheDingbat

Last night in the Lords at 9.49 pm, Royal Assent was given to the Identity Documents Act.

All existing ID cards will now be cancelled within one month.

The National Identity Register, the database which contains the biographic and biometric fingerprint data of card holders, will also be destroyed within two months.

According to sources, this saves £835 million in planned future expenditure.

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