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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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Battle for ID cards hits the Commons

ID cards have finally reached the Commons again, with a Conservative opposition day debate on the scheme due for debate this afternoon. The opposition is calling for the plan to be scrapped altogether. This has been given additional momentum by ...

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Mandelson says No U-turn on ID cards

Home secretary Alan Johnson’s pledge that the government will not make ID cards compulsory is not a U-turn on policy, according to first secretary Lord Mandelson. The business minister said the government had “always made clear we want to move ...

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ID card U-turn under fire

The Home Secretary has come under renewed fire from civil liberties campaigners for distorting the truth about the compulsory introduction of Identity registration. This week new Home Office supremo Alan Johnson backtracked on a proposal to force around 30,000 airport ...

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Minister demands Government stop ID cards

Minister for community safety Fergus Ewing has written to the new UK home secretary Alan Johnson asking for the scheme to be cancelled. He has disputed claims by UK immigration minister Phil Woolas that the scheme would bring economic benefits ...

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Home Secretary to rethink ID cards

A review of the principles underpinning the government’s £6billion national identity card scheme is among the first orders of Alan Johnston, the new home secretary. Unnamed sources close to Jacqui Smith’s successor confirmed to the Sunday Times that he was ...

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Council Rejects ID Card Scheme

COUNCIL leaders in Sheffield said they will not allow the city to take part in trials of the Government’s identity card system after Manchester signed up for a pilot project. Sheffield Council leaders will place a motion before the council ...

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Who’s Watching You?

By Anthony Hildebrand  | A new BBC series looks at surveillance in the UK. It’s something the industry could learn from, says I4S editor Anthony Hildebrand. Last Monday the BBC broadcast the first in a new three-part series called ‘Who’s ...

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10 Things You Might Not Know About ID Cards

  The government issued a little-reported document this month on ID cards. It was quietly published when the home secretary Jacqui Smith announced that some volunteer members of the public in Greater Manchester would be the first to receive ID ...

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TSSI raises concern over ID card scheme

Identity specialist TSSI has branded the new government-led ID card scheme to launch in Manchester as premature. In a speech made today, (covered in the BBC article ‘Manchester launch for ID cards’) Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has stated that anyone ...

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ID scheme will cost £400m annually

By SA Mathieson  | If start up costs of £300m are included, the National Identity Scheme looks set to cost government and citizens around £4.3bn more than the cost of current passports over a decade. This is more than triple ...

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YOU’LL PAY FOR ID CARDS…TWICE

THE Government today vowed to press ahead with the hated £5 billion ID cards – and roll the scheme out within months. Ignoring furious opposition over the staggering cost of the project at a time of economic crisis, Home Secretary ...

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Pilots to boycott ID card trial

AIRLINE pilots will resist the ID card scheme ‘with all legal means possible’, according to their union Balpa. The scheme is to be trialled at Manchester and London City Airports but Balpa said its members were overwhelmingly against it. Balpa ...

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Could The Government Drop ID Cards?

RINF News A senior Cabinet minister has sparked a flurry of speculation that the national ID card scheme will be axed to ease public spending and reduce Britain’s debts. The controversial ID card scheme will cost the taxpayer more than £5bn, ...

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UK’s DNA database and ID register are illegal

The UK’s controversial DNA database and ID cards register are in breach of European data protection and rights laws, according to a new report by the Rowntree Trust published this week. The report slams Britain’s ‘database state’, claiming that 11 ...

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Coming to an ID Card Near You: Your DNA

One of the many disgraceful aspects about the disgraceful ID card programme is the reluctance of the UK government to make key documents available. For such a momentous change in the relationship of government to governed, it is critically important ...

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Calls for ID cards to be scrapped

SOUTH Derbyshire MP Mark Todd has called on the Government to abandon its plans for ID cards. Since November, ID cards have been compulsory for foreign nationals living in the UK and will become mandatory for workers at Manchester and ...

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Pilots want end to ID card plan

By Nick Heath  The government’s controversial ID card project ran into more trouble today, as the scheme was snubbed by both airline pilots and the Scottish government. Lawyers for the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) said they are examining whether ...

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Scottish Ministers ‘completely opposed’ to ID cards

The Scottish Government today denounced Westminster plans for identity cards as “unacceptable”. In a strongly-worded letter to the Home Office, community safety minister Fergus Ewing said the Scottish Government remained “completely opposed” to the scheme. He told junior Home Office ...

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Reading councillors do not support ID cards

Reading borough councillors could not be less enthusiastic about the Government’s proposed ID card scheme if they tried. They agreed on Tuesday last week that they: – Opposed the introduction of National Identity Cards – Did not believe they would ...

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Students criticise ID cards

ID cards for foreign students have been opposed by the University of Nottingham Students’ Union. All new international students and those renewing visas now have to register for the compulsory ID cards, since Government legislation was introduced last month. Those ...

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