Saturday, April 18, 2015

ID-Cards

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News Frances Robles of The New York Times headlined on July 9th, "Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border" and reported: More than half of...

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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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Officials are being allowed to trawl databases including the Royal Mail and the Student Loans Company to track down missing voters in a new...

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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...

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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...

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Nine staff have been sacked from their local authority jobs for snooping on personal records of celebrities and personal acquaintances held on the core...

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IT IS simply wrong of James Hall, CEO of the Identity & Passport Service, to suggest that the personal information stored on the National...

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 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...

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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...

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The card itself is just the useless bit of plastic that is the visible part of the scheme, and is the only part that...

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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...

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The Conservatives have accused the government of burying the cost of ID cards in a hike in the price of passports. Yesterday the government announced...

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Home secretary Alan Johnson has flatly denied killing off the ID card programme with his announcement last week that the scheme will be entirely...

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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...

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GORDON Brown's main rival for the Labour leadership tore up the government's key ID card policy without informing the Prime Minister, it was reported...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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  Why are we asking this now? The Government had been due to award a key contract as part of its grand biometric ID card scheme...

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RINF NEWS The controversial and unpopular ID card scheme, due to be implimented by 2012, might never see the light of day according to the Shadow...

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Lord Steyn will say the controversial scheme is "unnecessary", un-British and should be scrapped. It comes as a senior Tory attacks the Government for not...

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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...

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Westminster speculation has raised a new question mark over the future of the government's flagship identity card scheme, following news of the forthcoming departure...

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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...

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By Anthony Hildebrand  | A new BBC series looks at surveillance in the UK. It’s something the industry could learn from, says I4S editor...

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  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...

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By John Oates | The Home Office has confirmed there is still no timetable for the rollout of ID card readers, without which carrying out effective...

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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...

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The Labour Government seem to be intent on their freedom and civil liberties "scorched earth" policy of inflicting the controversial centralised biometric database National...

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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...

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THE government's controversial ID card plans are 'hugely risky' according to a legal expert. Manchester will be the first city where citizens will be...

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By Tom Espiner | Security and legal experts have questioned the viability of a government plan to capture biometrics in high-street shops for its...

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THE Government today vowed to press ahead with the hated £5 billion ID cards - and roll the scheme out within months. Ignoring furious opposition...

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By Ian Dunt | The Home Office will pilot test the ID cards scheme in Manchester, Jacqui Smith announced today. Residents will be able...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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By John Lettice | Plans to make ID cards compulsory for UK citizens at some point in the middle distance have been officially abandoned, apparently. According...

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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...

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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...

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By Leo King | The government was warned about the technical feasibility and merits of its highly controversial £4.7 billion ID cards scheme, according to...

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By Tony Collins | The Office of Government Commerce is seriously considering publishing two early Gateway reviews on ID cards - after four years of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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By Martin Bentham British citizens will be “seriously harmed” by breaches of the Government's identity card scheme and other national databases, a report by technology...

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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...

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  The Home Secretary will be spreading the message on identity cards among schoolchildren today.   Jacqui Smith is meeting students before attending a police presentation on...

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Stewart Hefferman explores the potential pitfalls of the Government’s national ID card scheme, raising concerns that it may be vulnerable to cloning if more...

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Overseer wanted for controversial £4.7 billion UK national identity cards scheme By creating a watchdog post, the Home Office hopes to reassure the public that...

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By Hywel Trewyn CALLS to put Welsh on new ID cards are at last to be considered by the Government. The U-turn follows pressure from language...

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By Kaya Burgess The Labour administration in 1978 believed the introduction of ID cards would be “unacceptable” and “objectionable” in the fight against illegal...

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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...

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The Home Office has claimed that businesses in Sheffield can now be reassured that employees from overseas are working for them legally, due to...

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By Lewis Page | The latest Home Office poll on public attitudes to the planned National ID card indicates that support for the scheme has...

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