Home Affairs Committee report on Identity Cards and Submission to the Committee from the Information Commissioner


Home Affairs Committee report on: Identity Cards (full-text - pdf). See also Submission to the Committee from the Information Commissioner which is more critical than the report: Information Commissioner (pdf) Backgound:

a. Full-text of consultation paper and draft ID Cards Bill (pdf)
b. Briefing sent to Labour MPs (pdf)
c. Prime Minister there is "no longer a civil liberties" objection to ID cards
d. "The Government intends to introduce, a national compulsory ID cards scheme using an individual biometric identifier linked to a new national database" - to fight "terrorism" and give "the freedom to do easily things like travel to Florida on holiday" - David Blunkett, Home Secretary: Statewatch article
e. Identity cards in the UK - a lesson from history
f. No to ID cards website: no2id (link)

 

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