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Foreign nationals ID cards expedited
ID cards
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Foreign nationals ID cards expedited

Workers with a UK job-offer to get ID cards early, the government has confirmed.
25 Sep 2009
Cable wants to cull ID card database
Vince Cable
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Cable wants to cull ID card database

In a speech at the Liberal Democrats' party conference today, Vince Cable has made the case for scrapping Government database schemes.
21 Sep 2009
Tories to rollback surveillance state
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Tories to rollback surveillance state

The Conservative party has revealed plans to end ID cards, the ContactPoint database and give the Information Commissioner more powers.
16 Sep 2009
Government appoints first ID commissioner
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Government appoints first ID commissioner

Former Home Office employee Sir Joseph Pilling will be the independent watchdog for the ID card scheme.
14 Sep 2009
Week in Numbers: Stamping out spam?
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Week in Numbers: Stamping out spam?

Research reveals that many viruses leave PCs within 24 hours, and Opera releases its third beta for its Opera 10 browser.
15 Aug 2009
Ditching ID cards would save more than £3 billion
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Ditching ID cards would save more than £3 billion

Kable has claimed that the fingerprinting aspect of passports alone will cost nearly one billion pounds.
14 Aug 2009
Week in Numbers: Twit bots
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Network & Internet

Week in Numbers: Twit bots

The Daily Mail teaches the government a lesson in security, and TalkTalk begins testing its 40Mbps fibre broadband in London and Wales.
8 Aug 2009
Home Office denies ID card hack claims
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Security

Home Office denies ID card hack claims

A security researcher apparently hacked the ID card in just 12 minutes, but the government isn't buying the claim.
7 Aug 2009
Photos: ID cards for Brits
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Photos: ID cards for Brits

The government has unveiled the ID card for British citizens.
30 Jul 2009
Pilots no longer forced to get ID cards
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Pilots no longer forced to get ID cards

Despite backing off compulsory identity cards for airside workers, the government still claims the scheme will go ahead.
1 Jul 2009
ID card scheme to be scrapped by Conservatives
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ID card scheme to be scrapped by Conservatives

A senior Tory MP has warned the Conservatives will scrap ID card plans so companies bidding to provide them should not enter into further contracts wi…
18 Jun 2009
Home Office releases ID cards report
ID cards
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Home Office releases ID cards report

All estimates have been revised, according to expectations.
6 May 2009
Week in Review: Conficker waking up?
Security

Week in Review: Conficker waking up?

The Conficker worm is back again, but this time it might not be an April Fool’s joke.
9 Apr 2009
ID cards could use chip and PIN
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ID cards could use chip and PIN

There is no 'technical reason' not to use chip and PIN technology in ID cards so they can be used in ATMs.
7 Apr 2009
IBM and CSC win big ID card contracts
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IBM and CSC win big ID card contracts

CSC will be paid £385 million and IBM some £265 million to rollout biometric passport and ID card systems.
7 Apr 2009
DWP confirms ID data breaches
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DWP confirms ID data breaches

The system that holds data key to the ID cards programme has been breached by staff in over 30 local authorities, the government department has admitt…
26 Feb 2009
Tribunal orders ID card reviews to be published
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Tribunal orders ID card reviews to be published

The Information Tribunal has upheld the original Information Commissioner’s order that the ID cards’ Gateway Reviews should be published.
23 Feb 2009
Government searching for new ID card watchdog
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Government searching for new ID card watchdog

The government is advertising for a National Identity Scheme Commissioner, who will keep an eye on the ID card scheme.
26 Jan 2009
Tories criticise ID cards contract compensation
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Tories criticise ID cards contract compensation

The opposition’s plans to scrap ID cards has led it to criticise Home Office discussions to include compensation clauses in the scheme’s contracts.
9 Jan 2009
Home Office: ID cards catch first illegal immigrant
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Home Office: ID cards catch first illegal immigrant

The Home Office is singing the praises of its controversial identity card scheme, after the fingerprinting system caught its very first illegal immigr…
10 Dec 2008
What you need to know about ID cards
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What you need to know about ID cards

Whether you back the looming ID system or not, here's what you need to know about government plans to create an identity database.
25 Nov 2008
First ID cards go to foreign nationals
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First ID cards go to foreign nationals

The first round of the controversial biometric card and identity database has kicked off.
25 Nov 2008
ID card update reveals £30 price, fines for bad data
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ID card update reveals £30 price, fines for bad data

The second round of legislation for the ID card scheme introduces the price, potential fines, and a new National Identity Scheme commissioner.
21 Nov 2008
Timeline: How National ID cards have become a reality
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Timeline: How National ID cards have become a reality

The UK ID card will be a reality for foreign nationals later on this month and in Britons hands next year. We look at its long and often tortuous proc…
7 Nov 2008