Updated ID cards considered for 2012

The government may introduce upgraded versions of ID cards in 2012, which would be available to all British citizens
Written by Nick Heath, Contributor

The government is considering introducing a new generation of ID cards for British citizens in 2012, complete with a raft of new features.

More than 7,000 ID cards have been issued to British people since the UK cards were made available in November last year, starting in Manchester before rolling out across the North West and to select groups across the UK.

The proposed upgraded cards would be issued from 2012, when ID cards will be made available to everybody living in the UK.

For more on this story, see Exclusive: Next-generation super ID card on the cards for 2012 on silicon.com.

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