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‘Secret’ ID card reviews may become public

By Tony Collins | The Office of Government Commerce is seriously considering publishing two early Gateway reviews on ID cards – after four years of trying to stop their publication under the Freedom of Information Act. Computer Weekly has learned ...

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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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National ID card database ‘will never be 100% secure’ put citizens at risk’

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 experts warned today. The report, whose authors were commissioned by firms including Microsoft, BT and ...

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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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British government to spread ID cards message to school children

  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 combating gang-related crime in Manchester. She is visiting Newall Green High School in ...

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ID cards: protecting the nation or an open door for fraudsters?

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 thought isn’t put into its implementation. Members of the public, the national press and even security ...

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Government tries to convince the public that their data is safe

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 their data is safe By Leo King The government has advertised for an independent commissioner ...

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Government considers Wales as ID card guinea pigs

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 campaigners who say it would be an insult if English-only cards were issued in ...

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