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National ID Cards To Make A Come Back?

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After spending £5 billion on a controversial national ID card scheme that was eventually scrapped, it appears that ID cards could be making a come back.

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Voter registration: Data checks ‘accurate as ID cards’

Officials are being allowed to trawl databases including the Royal Mail and the Student Loans Company to track down missing voters in a new trial. Data matching could be used to fill in gaps in the electoral register ahead of ...

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Virtual ID card will be target for criminals

IAN BURRELL, The Independent | The Government will announce details this month of a controversial national identity scheme which will allow people to use their mobile phones and social media profiles as official identification documents for accessing public services. People wishing to ...

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UK ID cards will be useless in Europe

David Neal | ACCORDING TO the UK’s Identity Minister, the Government’s ID cards won’t be worth the paper they’ll be printed on. Despite the fact that the cards are almost in UK citizens’ wallets there is still a lot of ...

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Privacy Breaches By ID Card Staff

Nine staff have been sacked from their local authority jobs for snooping on personal records of celebrities and personal acquaintances held on the core database of the government’s National Identity Scheme. Mark Ballard They are among 34 council workers who ...

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ID cards and the snooper state

IT IS simply wrong of James Hall, CEO of the Identity & Passport Service, to suggest that the personal information stored on the National Identity Register is equivalent to the data already collected for passports. The passport database requires only ...

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Indians to get biometric ID cards

 The Indian government plans to give all of its 1.2 billion citizens biometric ID cards, and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani will lead the project.  The project team will face a huge challenge in securing the information stored, which will be ...

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IBM biometrics ID cards contract to last 7 years

IBM’s contract to supply technology for ID cards will last seven years, despite the possibility that a change in government could scupper the scheme. The company and the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) announced the contract term on Friday. In ...

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Don’t be fooled by ID Card “change”

The card itself is just the useless bit of plastic that is the visible part of the scheme, and is the only part that will become voluntary. The truly intrusive part of the scheme, the National Identity Register, remains compulsory. ...

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NO2ID: ID Cards are not ‘voluntary’

Readers may be aware that the Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, has announced that the planned ID cards will be “voluntary”, and that no-one will have to carry one. However, the Government is still pressing ahead with its plan to make ...

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