An identification card or similar data carrier having an IC module for the processing of electrical signals, whereby the IC module along with its leads and contacts is arranged on a separate carrier element which is embedded in the card. An anchoring element is arranged in the area of the carrier element, which anchoring element extends beyond the edge of the carrier element and is connected with the material of the body of the card. This anchoring element is preferably an integrated component of the carrier element.
The anchoring element has high tensile strength relative to the material of the identification card. The connection of the carrier or anchoring element with the material of the identification card can be established by recesses or perforations in the edge of the anchoring element, which are penetrated by the material of the identification card during the laminating process, by appropriate laminating adhesives or by specific designing of the anchoring element.