Category Archives: ID cards

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The ID scheme rides again… *sigh*

A copy of the comment I left on the slides to Cabinet Office / Government Digital Service’s recent ‘SPRINT 13’ conference, Workshop 2 on “Electoral Registration Transformation”: Please provide a human-readable transcript! The following is just gobbledegook, e.g. ‘5. Electoral … Continue reading

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First Reading of Identity Cards Bill

Re-posted from archive of infinite ideas machine 2004: [LINKS UNCHECKED] Home Secretary David Blunkett today introduced the Identity Cards Bill in the House of Commons. Now the battle begins in earnest. If you’ve been following my postings on ID cards, … Continue reading

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Re-posted from archive of infinite ideas machine 2004: [LINKS UNCHECKED] NO2ID have launched an e-Petition against the Government’s Orwellian, intrusive, impractical and immensely wasteful ID cards and identity register proposals. Please take the time to visit http://www.no2id-petition.net/ and sign it … Continue reading

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Devil’s Advocate

Re-posted from archive of infinite ideas machine 2004: [LINKS UNCHECKED] Martin Brampton acts as an excellent Devil’s Advocate in his article, Does the UK need ID cards? on silicon.com. The comments are starting to reflect people’s growing concern with Blunkett’s … Continue reading

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e-Borders? More like a surveillance charter

Re-posted from archive of infinite ideas machine 2004: [LINKS UNCHECKED] John Lettice’s comprehensive overview of the government’s newly-announced e-Borders initiative, Blair’s Britain vies with US in ID snoop wars, is in turns both terrifying and depressing. Blair, Blunkett et al. … Continue reading

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