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Marek makes a valid point. I am doing my PhD research on the potential social exclusory effects of using biometrics for ID cards and passports. There are a lot of people who are not going to be able to enrol or verify some or all of their biometrics, with potential loss of access to all sorts of services. On the evidence of the UK Passport Service's Biometrics Enrolment Trial published in May (http://www.passport.gov.uk/downloads/UKP...) there will be over 65 000 people unable to enrol any biometrics at all. Other people in certain identifiable groups will also be at risk of social exclusion - see my article at www.privacyinternational.org/article.sht... for more details. ID cards are bad, biometrics ID cards are worse!Jeremy Wickins, 13 years ago.