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IDv2.0


July 18, 2011  2:21 PM

Transparency skin deep for IDv2.0

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
freedom of information, ID cards, IDv2.0, Sir Humphrey, spin, transparency and accountability

The thing rendered most transparent by the Cabinet Office transparency programme is the transparency programme itself: you can see right through it.

This became apparent when Prime Minister David Cameron dropped his pants over the News International phone hacking scandal. The government...

July 18, 2011  1:58 PM

Cabinet Office refuses disclosure of IDv2.0 plans

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
freedom of information, ID cards, IDv2.0, Sir Humphrey, transparency and accountability

So much for the "astonishing speed" with which the Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy Nick Clegg said technology was "spreading information" and "decentralising power" when they launched their transparency programme in May 2010. They were going to strengthen the FOI Act. What is really...


June 29, 2011  8:30 AM

How Gov aimed to exploit personal data trade

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, dwp, Government IT, ID cards, IDv2.0, privacy

The £3bn trade in tip-offs about people caught in car accidents has exposed the seedy side of the personal data market. Seedier still are draft government plans to cash in on this bonanza when it ought to be sticking to the Tory manifesto promise to give people a right to call the shots over...


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