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September 17, 2009  6:56 PM

IPS launches Public Panel and Experts Group

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identity cards, politics

The Identity and Passport Service has just launched a Public Panel and Experts Group. In their words:

The Public Panels will provide an opportunity for IPS to have a conversation with the public and...

September 16, 2009  11:53 AM

Surveillance State Kerplunk

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.ico, Data protection, Data sharing, identity cards, legislation, politics, Surveillance

The Conservatives have unveiled their plans for reversing the rise of the surveillance state. Seeking to pull the surveillance infrastructure out of government, their views are...


September 16, 2009  10:00 AM

Conservatives Reverse the Rise of the Surveillance State

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identity cards, politics, Surveillance

The Conservatives will this morning describe their plans to reverse the rise of the surveillance state. Espousing three principles: that individuals, not the state, own personal information; that when government holds personal information, it is on trust; and that government must be accountable...


September 1, 2009  9:16 AM

Banning the ‘I’ word

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identity, identity cards, privacy, technologies

In the excellent Datonomy blog, Roger provides an interesting overview of...


August 13, 2009  9:37 AM

Has the ID Card been hacked?

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identity cards, Security, technologies

Last week the Daily Mail published a feature piece in which it claimed that security expert Adam Laurie had managed to hack an ID Card in 12...


July 16, 2009  2:56 PM

New CPS paper lays out possible Conservative ID policy

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identity cards, politics, privacy

Centre-right think tank the Centre for Policy Studies has published a new paper that sets out a vision for IT policy under a Conservative government. Written by technologist and Conservative counsellor Liam...

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July 1, 2009  10:22 AM

ID Cards: Communications Genius in Action

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Biometrics, identity cards, politics

I'd like to offer my congratulations to the Communications team at the Identity and Passport Service for successfully pulling off one of the most audacious and downright clever pieces of media manipulation I've ever witnessed. If I ever find myself in charge...


June 30, 2009  11:13 AM

Scottish government reiterates opposition to ID Cards

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identity cards, politics

Scotland's Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing has written an open letter * to new Home Secretary Alan Johnson to remind him of the Scottish Government's opposition to the National Identity...


June 17, 2009  8:46 AM

Tories to ID Cards suppliers: don’t sign the contracts

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identity cards, politics

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling appeared briefly on this morning's Today programme to ask the five framework suppliers under the National Identity Service - CSC, EDS, Fujitsu, IBM, Thales - to think carefully before signing any contracts associated with the delivery of the scheme....


June 15, 2009  10:50 AM

Might Alan Johnson abandon the ID Cards scheme?

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identity cards, Projects, Surveillance

The Sunday Times reports that new Home Secretary Alan Johnson has ordered a review of the National Identity Service. Claiming inside information that he "is more sympathetic to civil liberties arguments than previous...


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