Tag Results for ID Cards (6)

  1. Wanted: Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Fingerprints

    The Guardian had an article recently about Britain's leading civil liberties groups No2ID and Privacy International planning to offer a £1,000 reward for the lawfully obtained fingerprints of the Prime Minister Gordon Brown's or Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. The two groups who are opposed to the UK government's planned ID card scheme, have launched the campaign to show the dangers of the collection of fingerprints into central government database, according to their websites. The article says that the groups are creating 10,000 pseudo 'Wanted' posters to be placed …

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  2. UK ID Cards: Delayed But Not Dead

    News reports are surfacing that the plan to implement UK ID cards by 2010 has been slipped to 2012, i.e., after the next election, according to a leaked government strategy paper. The plan, however, is still that by 2015, access to certain government services will require use of the ID Card, like here with REAL ID, thereby "encouraging" everyone to get one. All the bad publicity from the data scandals has probably helped influence the new strategy. However, the government, while not exactly denying the delay, said that it was fully committed to introducing the cards, …

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  3. IRS Wastes $3.5 million on ID-Card Program

    The Washington Post reported today that the Internal Revenue Service Inspector General released an audit that found that the IRS wasted $3.5 million on a new personnel identification system project required to meet Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-12 Initiative. The projected cost of the project is $421 million over 14 years, and so far around $30 million has been obligated to it. Among the waste noted in the audit report was $1,940,397 spent on a computer security system that the IRS now doesn't plan to use; $431,035 to establish and …

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  4. UK ID Card Fairy Land

    A number of UK computer science professors: Professor Ross Anderson, Dr Richard Clayton; Dr Ian Brown; Dr Brian Gladman; Professor Angela Sasse; and Dr. Martyn Thomas, wrote an open letter to Mr. Andrew Dismore MP, who is chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the Commons calling into question the security and privacy of the planned UK ID cards. They write: "The government, in response to the recent HMRC Child Benefit data breach, has asserted that personal information on the proposed National Identity Register (NIR) will be 'biometrically …

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