Leap day causes meltdown of Czech ID card system

2012’s February 29th leap day caused a momentary meltdown of computers across the country tasked with processing Czech ID card applications, reports Právo. This left countless Czechs unable to pick up their cards on Wednesday, although according to the Czech Interior Ministry, the problem has now been resolved. Interior Ministry spokesperson Vladimír Řepka stated that the leap day was indeed responsible and also affected the issuing of travel documents in some regions. The issuing of new updated electronic ID cards has been beset with bugs since January, adds Právo, with several cases of technical breakdowns and long queues forming at issuing offices across the country.

Author: Dominik Jůn