ID cards go up in flames in first step to tackle ‘database state’ – The Independent

Posted February 10th, 2011 in criminal records, data protection, DNA, identity cards, news by sally

“Identity cards will be consigned to history today as the database recording the biometric details of thousands of people goes up in flames. Hard disk drives from the national identity register, which underpinned the ID card scheme, will be shredded and incinerated in a symbolic demonstration of efforts to rein back the ‘database state’ and restore civil liberties.”

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The Independent, 10th February 2011