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Britain lays out details of national ID card program

The British government announced plans Thursday to begin its national identity card program, with the first wave of cards going to airport workers, foreigners and students. Foreign nationals will need to provide fingerprints and personal information for a database linked to the plan starting in November, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said. The program will cost an estimated $11.1 billion and involve the creation of a new national database, which will store a wide range of individual information. Full Story

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