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ID cards

National ID cards: First two airports sign up
public sector

National ID cards: First two airports sign up

The National ID card roll-out begins with airport workers, but some are not too happy at being ‘guinea pigs’ for the scheme.
6 Nov 2008
Businesses to ‘fingerprint' customers for ID cards
Security

Businesses to ‘fingerprint' customers for ID cards

High-street businesses including the Post Office could soon become ‘biometric enrolment centres’.
6 Nov 2008
Police get mobile fingerprint scanners
public sector

Police get mobile fingerprint scanners

Agency says scheme to check identities while mobile will save police time, but civil rights groups have called for a stop to plans until legal protect…
27 Oct 2008
UK reveals role in European identity scheme
Security

UK reveals role in European identity scheme

A member of the Department of Work and Pensions reveals the UK’s role in an EC sponsored cross-border identity scheme.
9 Oct 2008
Monthly round-up: September
Network & Internet

Monthly round-up: September

It was Google’s month with its new browser and mobile operating system, but we also see the first government ID cards as we start autumn.
1 Oct 2008
Week in Review: Google Android hype starts here
Mobile

Week in Review: Google Android hype starts here

Google Android is the big tech story this week, but the public sector has seen the government make moves with ID cards and NHS records.
26 Sep 2008
Photos: Government unveils first ID cards
public sector

Photos: Government unveils first ID cards

Starting in November, foreign nationals will have to start applying for the controversial identity document.
25 Sep 2008
Charges brought in TK Maxx data theft case
Security

Charges brought in TK Maxx data theft case

Charges have been brought against suspects in one of the largest identity-thefts on record, which included data from TK Maxx, the UK arm of TJX.
6 Aug 2008
Protecting identity top business priority
Security

Protecting identity top business priority

Businesses have said that securing personal information will be their biggest priority in the next 12 to 18 months.
5 Aug 2008
Thales wins first ID card contract
public sector

Thales wins first ID card contract

French firm Thales has signed a four-year contract worth over £18 million with the Identity and Passport Service.
1 Aug 2008
£10.8 million written off with e-passport system
British Passport
public sector

£10.8 million written off with e-passport system

The UK passport agency has dumped its long troubled and costly second-generation e-passport project.
8 Jul 2008
Tech needed to fight terror, says PM
public sector

Tech needed to fight terror, says PM

Prime Minister Gordon Brown defends technology such as databases and CCTV, saying they are needed to take on new threats.
19 Jun 2008
Government must minimise data collection
public sector

Government must minimise data collection

A Home Affairs report has called on the government to guard against a "surveillance society".
9 Jun 2008
Identity cards to work across Euro borders
ID Card
Security

Identity cards to work across Euro borders

A scheme which would allow national ID cards to be used across Europe for the use of public services is launched.
2 Jun 2008
Monthly round-up: May
Network & Internet

Monthly round-up: May

What were the biggest IT stories that shaped the start of summer?
30 May 2008
Five firms chosen to supply ID cards
public sector

Five firms chosen to supply ID cards

The controversial ID card scheme has signed framework contracts with CSC, EDS, Fujitsu, IBM and Thales for the £2 billion project.
23 May 2008
Public sector IT not all bad
Business strategy

Public sector IT not all bad

The British Computer Society highlights some of the most successful public sector IT projects.
12 May 2008
Week in Review: Microsoft cuts ties with Yahoo
Network & Internet

Week in Review: Microsoft cuts ties with Yahoo

Microsoft finally gives up on its long and protracted takeover bid. We also looked at ID cards, sewer broadband, lie detectors, future wireless, and a…
9 May 2008
ID scheme costs rise further
Security

ID scheme costs rise further

In its biannual report the IPS has estimated that the cost of the ID card scheme has risen by nearly a third.
8 May 2008