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National Identity Card

City Briefs

Smart identity cards

Hong Kong identity card holders born in 1927 or before are required to apply for a smart identity card from September 4 to November 11.

Tuesday, 22 August, 2006, 12:00am

Smile for new ID photos? Officials remain tight-lipped

To smile or not to smile - that is the dilemma facing those who sit for their photograph for Hong Kong's new smart identity cards.

But if forensic dentists have their way, everyone should flash their pearly whites for the sake of medical science when being photographed for the new cards.

6 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Seeking assurances on personal information

Is it possible to get an authoritative answer on exactly who is entitled to demand to see an identity card and record the number? When identity cards were first introduced, these powers were restricted to police officers, immigration officers or immigration assistants.

Subsequently, employers were required to inspect proof of identity before hiring an employee.

12 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

ID card abuse sparks re-think

The new Privacy Commissioner is considering whether all six million residents need a new personal number and card to replace the ID card.

Stephen Lau Ka-men said use of the ID card and number posed problems for privacy as the Government retained the right to examine an ID card number for trivial matters while the private sector had no right to use it at all.

16 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Electronic passport to the future

'INSERT your thumb and your card please.' As rude as this may sound, it will be a phrase coming to an immigration control point near you.

Gone will be the days of filling your passport with colourful stamps from around the globe; instead, Hong Kong travellers will have an electronic identity known only to Immigration Department databases.

20 Jun 1995 - 12:00am