Sep 282009
 
 September 28, 2009  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The UK Border Agency will trial fingerprinting and photographing foreign nationals applying for identity cards in post offices.

The Home Office agency said it will charge an £8 fee to have their fingerprints and photograph taken at one of 17 crown post offices, while this will remain free at UK Border Agency or Identity and Passport Service Offices.

This could act as a pilot of the use of post offices for fingerprinting and photographing UK nationals. The identity card for Britons and the National Identity Register are set to be abolished if Labour loses the next election.

Read more on ZDnet.

Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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