UK: IDENTITY CARD BILL: Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Legislative Scrutiny: Identity Documents Bill


UK: IDENTITY CARD BILL: Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Legislative Scrutiny: Identity Documents Bill (pdf). The Committee says: "Joint Committee on Human Rights welcomes Identity Documents Bill but says more clarification needed," including:

"Information sharing and passport related information

Clause 10 of the Bill gives the Secretary of State the power to compel a range of public and private bodies to provide any “relevant information” for purposes connected with the issuing of a passport. These powers engage the right to respect for private information, but it is unclear what information the Minister would seek and what safeguards apply, as the power in Clause 10 is widely defined. The Government should provide further detail about the information to be sought and the safeguards that will apply, in order to clarify the proportionality and necessity of the power.
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