Foreign national ID card unveiled – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The first identity cards from the government’s controversial national scheme are due to be revealed.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2008

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ID card scheme faces new hurdle – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2008 in fingerprints, identity cards, news by sally

“The national identity card scheme faces fresh problems following a warning from the government’s top scientific advisers that the quality of fingerprints from 4 million people aged over 75 may be too poor to be used to prove their identity.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2008

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‘Big Brother’ government costs us £20billion – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 7th, 2008 in closed circuit television, DNA, identity cards, news by sally

“The cost of Britain’s ‘surveillance society’ measures is now running at £20 billion, a new report reveals today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2008

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ID card fingerprint errors fear – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Mismatched or unclear fingerprints could hamper the government’s £5.6bn ID card scheme, independent experts warn.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

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PM hits back over civil liberties – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2008 in closed circuit television, DNA, identity cards, news by sally

“Gordon Brown has defended the use of CCTV, ID cards and the DNA database – saying they protect civil liberties.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

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ID cards could help turn Britain into a surveillance society, warn MPs – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“A compulsory national identity card scheme could be used to monitor the movements of British citizens because of the dangers of ‘function creep’, a committee of MPs warned yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2008

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ID cards may put poorer people at risk of fraud – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“An official report has warned that the government’s plans for ID cards may put poorer people at greater risk of fraud, and that ministers are failing to coordinate implementation of the 10-year programme.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2008

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High Court quashes decision to release secret ID card reports – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 14th, 2008 in freedom of information, identity cards, news by sally

“The High Court has quashed an Information Tribunal ruling ordering the release of independent reviews of the Government’s controversial identity card scheme. The freedom of information case must now be re-assessed by a new Tribunal, the Court said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th April 2008

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Plan for ID cards announced – Home Office

Posted March 7th, 2008 in identity cards, press releases by sally

“The Home Secretary has announced details of the plan for a system of national ID cards.”

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Home Office, 6th March 2008

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First details of ID card timetable revealed – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Foreign nationals will be required to give their biometric details from this year, and from next year the ID cards scheme will extend to British people working in high-risk areas such as airports, said the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

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Smith will support ID cards in defiance of fierce opposition – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Jacqui Smith is to offer a concession to critics of identity cards in the face of concerns over the security and cost of the criticised scheme.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

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Foreigners face fines over ID cards – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Foreign nationals living in Britain who boycott the introduction of the biometric identity card later this year could face losing their right to stay, under proposals published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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New database increases power of surveillance over citizens – The Times

Posted February 13th, 2008 in data protection, identity cards, news by sally

“More than half the population supports the Government’s controversial identity card scheme, according to a survey for the Home Office.”

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The Times, 13th February 2008
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Most say ID cards will fail, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Fewer than a quarter of people think that ID cards will have any effect on preventing illegal immigration and foiling terrorists, a report has found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2008

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Poll shows growing opposition to ID cards over data fears – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The number of people strongly opposed to the introduction of a national identity card scheme has risen sharply, according to the results of an ICM poll to be published today.”

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The Guardian, 6th Febraury 2008

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ID cards may be issued by coercion, says leaked memo – The Times

Posted January 28th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Government is looking at using ‘coercion’ tactics as a way of introducing the controversial ID card scheme, a leaked memo suggests.”

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The Times,  28th January 2008

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Home Office wants teens to take up ID cards – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Teenagers will be made to take up identity cards in order to open bank accounts or qualify for student funding, leaked Government documents disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2008 

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ID card scheme put off until after election – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“A compulsory identity card system for British citizens looks as if it will be deferred beyond the next election, according to documents leaked to the Conservatives.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2008

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ID cards for foreigners within three years – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The introduction of compulsory identity cards for foreign nationals in Britain will take at least three years to complete, ministers are to confirm this month.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2008

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Brown cooling towards compulsory ID cards, MPs believe – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Senior Labour MPs yesterday seized on comments by Gordon Brown to suggest that he intends to shelve a compulsory universal identity card scheme. They interpreted his remarks at prime minister’s questions as a sign that he is cooling towards a compulsory scheme and may instead settle for a scheme that applies to foreign nationals.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2008

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