VIPER (Video Identity Parade Electronic Recording) is an attempt to use a central database of images stored in Wakefield, for use in Police Identity Parades, in theory to overcome the cost and difficulty of finding similar looking members of the public to line up with a suspect.
A civilian worker in Blackpool has been arrested for perverting the course of justice after abusing the system for some time, by using some "simple technique" (e.g. an editing selection cursor highlight) to "draw the victim's attention to one face in the line-up."
This abuse only came to light when a pattern of 100% identifications via the "virtual identity parade" were noticed. If there had only been one or two such instances, they would have gone undetected.
If this relatively simple "raw Biometric data" system is not technologically and procedurally secure, then what hope is there that the proposed Compulsory Biometric ID Card system will ever be so ?