According to the assumptions of the project, the electronic layer of the ID card will contain holder’s fingerprints as biometric data. They will not be collected from a person under the age of 12 and from a person where fingerprinting is physically impossible. For example, if a person with fingerprints will not be able to reproduce them temporarily (due to e.g. immobilization or dressing of a limb), such ID will be valid for 12 months.
The ID card will contain a copy of the fingerprint, and the fingerprints will be taken using a special reader. The draft act aims at adaptation of Polish law to Regulation (EU) 2019/1157 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 20, 2019 increasing the security of identity cards.
The act is planned to come into force in August 2021.