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Government IT failures waste ‘billions’

The Government is wasting billions in time and money thanks to IT failures, a report claims.
2 Mar 2011
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Government crushes ID card database

The Government has crushed the ID card scheme database, putting the final nail in the coffin of the controversial initiative.
10 Feb 2011
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ID cards decommissioned

Although few got on board with the scheme, any existing UK ID cards are now useless for proof of identity when travelling.
24 Jan 2011
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NO2ID on fighting the database state

We spoke to Phil Booth, national coordinator for NO2ID, about privacy issues and taking on the "database state".
21 Jul 2010
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NO2ID on fighting the database state

We spoke to Phil Booth, national coordinator for NO2ID, about privacy issues and taking on the "database state".
21 Jul 2010
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ID cards to be scrapped within 100 days

New Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed ID cards will be binned within 100 days, if the law gets parliamentary approval.
27 May 2010
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ID card holders will get no refund

Early adopters of ID cards will not get a refund from the Government now it has decided to scrap the scheme.
24 May 2010
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Your views: ID cards are killed off

IT PRO readers are split over the issue of ID cards, with some saying scrapping the scheme is even more of a waste of cash than going ahead with them.
17 May 2010
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Coalition kills ID cards, Digital Economy Act's fate

ID cards have been scrapped under the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition deal, but it remains unclear about what is to be done with the Digit…
12 May 2010
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Coalition kills ID cards, Digital Economy Act's fate

ID cards have been scrapped under the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition deal, but it remains unclear about what is to be done with the Digit…
12 May 2010
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Brown: ID cards needed to tackle immigration

In the second leaders' debate last night, prime minister Gordon Brown stuck to his guns when it came to ID cards and biometric passports.
23 Apr 2010
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Clegg calls for ID cards to be scrapped in first TV debate

UK politics took a step forward last night with its first television debate and digital Britain wasn't far from one of the prospective prime minister'…
16 Apr 2010
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Government wants business ideas for ID cards

The government's created the infrastructure, now it's time for the public and private sector to come up with applications, according to minister Meg H…
16 Mar 2010
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Sir Joseph Pilling
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Q&A: The ID card commissioner talks cards and controversy

We spoke to ID card commissioner Sir John Pilling about his thoughts on the identity scheme and why we might all think he's a bit of prat down the lin…
2 Mar 2010
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Sir Joseph Pilling
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Q&A: The ID card commissioner talks cards and controversy

We spoke to ID card commissioner Sir John Pilling about his thoughts on the identity scheme and why we might all think he's a bit of prat down the lin…
2 Mar 2010
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Q&A: The ID card commissioner talks cards and controversy

We spoke to ID card commissioner Sir John Pilling about his thoughts on the identity scheme and why we might all think he's a bit of prat down the lin…
2 Mar 2010
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Week in Review: Apple unveils the iPad

Apple dominates the news with the launch of its iPad tablet device, Oracle finally gets its hands on Sun, and more from this week in IT.
29 Jan 2010
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Home Office brings ID cards to London with youth push

The Home Office has said young Londoners will be able to get an ID card from 8 February.
26 Jan 2010
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Year in Review: Public Sector in 2009

We take a look at the big tech stories in the public sector for 2009.
24 Dec 2009
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The worst IT disasters of 2009

There were a lot of high points in tech this year, but some pretty big screw ups, too. Here are our top 10 IT failures of the year.
18 Dec 2009
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ID cards spread across North West

After rolling out in Manchester, the identity card scheme is coming to Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.
16 Dec 2009
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Week in Review: Danish cops love Apple

Police in Copenhagen are Apple fan boys, Intel drops Larrabee, and more from this week in IT.
11 Dec 2009
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Liverpool council votes against ID cards

Liverpool City Council has made it clear it's not a fan of ID cards, banning them from its own offices.
10 Dec 2009