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The government’s record on protecting personal information and identity documents

Posted by James Hammerton @ 9:57 pm on 19 May, 2006.
Categories privacy and surveillance.
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One of the arguments the government has been using for its Identity Cards scheme is that it will help secure people’s personal information and protect them from identity fraud by providing secure identity document. When considering this claim, it’s worth considering the competence of the people who are putting it forward, i.e. the government and in particular the Home Office. The record is not impressive:

The Identity Cards Act will create a national identity register storing every name you’ve been known by, every address you’ve ever lived at and, each time your identity is checked who checked it and why. It will also feature a unique National Identity Registration Number issued to each individual, which will eventually index to all the other government databases thus making it much easier for people to steal information about you. The government claims this scheme will help to secure your identity, but given it is responsible for the above shambles, would you trust them?

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