The UK Identity Cards Act is a framework of enabling legislation for a British National Identity card passed in 2006. The Act has not yet gone into full-scale development or deployment. The proposed ID cards will be linked to a database known as the National Identity Register (NIR).
The Identity Cards Act identifies 50 categories of data that the NIR may accommodate for each citizen covered therein, including:
- Fingerprints for all 10 fingers.
- Digitized facial and iris scans.
- Current and prior UK and overseas residence information.
- Indices into other UK Government databases.