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April 7, 2009  6:58 AM

First ID Cards Contracts Awarded

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Biometrics, identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has announced the award of the first two contracts under the National Identity Scheme. CSC has been awarded the £385m contract for Application and...

February 20, 2009  11:36 AM

Government ordered to publish ID Card gateway reviews

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The government has been ordered to publish OGC Gateway reviews of the National Identity Scheme. The reviews, which are a standard component of major IT programmes in central government, examine the business case and progress of...


February 19, 2009  12:53 PM

When driving licenses go wrong

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identity, identity cards

The Register is carrying an entertaining story about Ireland's most prolific traffic offender - a Pole called "Prawo Jazdy" who had clocked up 50 speeding fines and parking tickets without ever being convicted. The true nature of...


November 24, 2008  2:59 PM

Identity Cards Secondary Legislation Consultation

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identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has published a consultation on the draft secondary legislation for the National Identity Scheme. It's a substantial document (106 pages) with some fairly heavy content that I've yet to read properly, but I'm sure they'll still receive a fair few responses. I'll...


November 6, 2008  12:07 PM

Home Secretary Launches ID Cards Response to Consultation

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The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, is currently hosting a press conference to launch the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008: Response to Consultation.

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November 5, 2008  2:31 PM

Home Secretary to Publish ID Cards Consultation Response

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identity cards

Tomorrow morning the Home Secretary will publish the government's response to the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008. The document, which is expected to outline the issues raised by consultees, and to address those issues where appropriate, should make for interesting reading. I'll be...


October 22, 2008  7:04 AM

Passports for phones: there’s a business opportunity here

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Data protection, identity cards, privacy, Surveillance

The Home Office has floated the idea of forcing anyone who wishes to purchase a mobile phone to provide a passport or equivalent before they can do so, and these details will be logged on a database for the purposes...


September 25, 2008  8:15 AM

Foreign national ID cards will be unveiled

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identity cards

According to the BBC, the Identity and Passport Service is set to unveil the first ID cards. These will be issued to non-EU students and marriage visa holders, and are in fact issued under the UK Borders Act rather than the...


September 14, 2008  3:52 PM

Government faces ID Cards setback

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identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has suffered a setback in its planned rollout of ID cards, in the form of a vote by the Trades Union Congress to resist the National...

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September 10, 2008  1:37 PM

Contractor changes at the Identity and Passport Service

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identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has been making changes to its contractor line-up. PA Consulting Group has had its JTrack contract terminated as a result of losing a memory stick...


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