Greece has begun to feel increased pressure to improve the security of their ID badges after the recent terrorist attacks in France and the migrant crisis in Europe. As of late, a group of experts on the matter have been meeting to discuss the details and decide if any new features should be implemented. (Planet Biometrics)
Compliance of ID Badges
Additionally, to ensure that the new biometric ID badges would meet European Union and U.S. standards, a committee is meeting to verify and examine the details of such an upgrade to the current badges in Greece.
Kathimerini, a daily morning news paper in Athens, reported on December 7 that Citizens’ Protection Ministry officers have been considering that the new badges should contain a microchip for storing biometric data. Additionally, it is estimated that such an upgrade to the Greek ID badges would cost more than 80 million euros.