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March 2, 2012  11:59 AM

Loving it when an identity plan comes together

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Facebook, Government IT, IDA, identity cards, Identity management

To quote a phrase that was mightily popular in the 1980s: I love it when a plan comes together.

In this case, it's not even my plan, but it's one I've found myself writing about often over the past few years. Here's just a couple...

June 15, 2011  3:51 PM

Government identity banks start to take shape

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
government, Government IT, Hackers, identity cards, Identity fraud, Security

Here's a story that's going to run and run - and one I predict will start to make national news headlines once its significance sinks in to the consumer press.

As part of its plans to create a national identity assurance scheme for online public services, the government is proposing to...


January 31, 2011  3:02 PM

ID cards flaws – yet again government needs to learn from its mistakes

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIS, Database, dwp, government, Government IT, identity cards

When a major government IT project goes wrong, one of the most frequent causes is the mismatch between political necessity and technological reality. If a minister needs to hit a date to enact a new policy, "the IT isn't ready" is not considered an acceptable excuse. Shortcuts must be found,...


August 19, 2010  12:19 PM

Electronic ID cards are rubbish? Don’t tell the Germans

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, identity cards, Identity fraud, nxp

Identity cards - remember them? They already seem like a quaint Labour-era political relic.

Remember how we all scoffed and said they were unnecessary and the government didn't know how to sell them to the public? How


May 20, 2010  5:56 PM

Goodbye ID cards – is it time to say hello to identity banks?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Government IT, identity cards, Security

As expected, the new government has scrapped the controversial and unwieldy identity cards project created as a flagship of Labour policy.

Labour's problem was that...


May 13, 2010  4:42 PM

Stemming the flood of ID card applications

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, ID cards, identity cards

Following the Conservatives and Liberal Democrat coalition's rise to power, the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has taken rapid action over the two parties' manifesto promises to scrap ID cards.

A message on the IPS...

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