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Portugal Govt. implements Biometric ID cards

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Portugal Government will replace all ID documents through 'Citizen card' Biometrics ID card. Precise Biometrics AB has signed a 7 year contract with Portugese government to provide national ID cards in the country.

The 'Citizen Card' will replace several ID documents and will become the official ID document for all Portuguese citizens. The card will include all functions for secure interaction with government administrations, civil identification, tax payment, social security, health, and in the future, elections. The first phase of the project has already started in the Azores region. Initially, government will roll-out more than 2 million cards. Precise Biometrics will supply 14 million licenses over a seven-year contract period. The project also includes the delivery of the Precise 250 MC fingerprint readers.

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