More debate needed on ID cards, think-tank warns – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Government should launch a ‘serious renewed debate’ on ID cards or scrap the scheme, a thinktank report says.”

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The Independent, 8th December 2007

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Information chief calls for review of ID card plans – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2007 in data protection, identity cards, news by sally

“The government needs to review the scale of its plans for identity cards in the wake of the release of 25 million names and addresses on government child benefit records, the information commissioner, Richard Thomas, told the justice select committee yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 5th December 2007

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Data fiasco forces ministers into ID cards review – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in data protection, identity cards, news by sally

“Ministers are to look at scaling back plans for identity cards in response to the catastrophic loss of the personal information of 25 million people, including their bank records and addresses.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2007

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Peer ‘ready to defy ID card law’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Williams has said she would rather go to prison than carry an identity card.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2007

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ID cards plan behind schedule and soaring in cost, say critics – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Government’s plan to bring in identity cards is running behind schedule and the cost is soaring, according to critics.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2007

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ID cards may be delayed as Brown calls for review – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“Gordon Brown has demanded a review of the technology behind the proposed new ID cards, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2007

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Thumbs up for ID card / Criminal record check trial – Home Office

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in criminal records, identity cards, press releases by sally

“Plans for a new service using ID cards to help make Criminal Records checks faster and more robust have been given a resounding thumbs-up by volunteers in a trial of the new process.”

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Home Office press release, 1st October 2007

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10-finger exercise for ID cards – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2007 in fingerprints, identity cards, news by sally

“The government expects to take and record all 10 fingerprints from people receiving identity cards, the head of the ID card scheme revealed yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2007

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Government will take FOI case to High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 1st, 2007 in freedom of information, identity cards, news by sally

“The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) will go to the High Court in an attempt to overturn an Information Tribunal ruling on access to controversial Government reports.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st June 2007

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Cost of national ID card scheme soars by £840m in six months – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“The official cost of the controversial national identity card scheme has soared in the past six months by £840m, according to Home Office figures published yesterday. It means the total cost of the project is now £5.75bn.”

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The Guardian, 11th May 2007

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One third of people will resist ID checks, Government predicted – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“One in three people will resist identity checks according to Government figures. The just-released statistics predict a widespread revolt over identity cards, but the Home Office has dismissed the figures as irrelevant and out of date.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th April 2007

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