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Pulling together UK ID card privacy threads

Reading a paper by the European Network and Information Security Agency (Enisa) last week on privacy guards in EU ID card schemes raised some interesting questions for me.The thing that jumped out, aside from the lack of encryption on the European cards, was that Enisa, a well respected security organisation, had obviously not got any response from the UK government over what privacy guards were in UK ID Cards.

February 9, 2009 by

Government kicks UK when it's down with more ID Card news

Yep - unfortunately it seems that although the country is mortgaged to the hilt, the pound is worth about the same as it was in 1978, and job losses indicate that only PoundStretcher and McDonalds will be employing anyone by the end of the February, the government still thinks we want to hear about the benefits of ID Cards.

January 29, 2009 by

HTC Touch HD

Although the Touch HD's 3.8in. display makes it big and difficult to pocket, it also makes data-rich activities like web browsing much more rewarding than they are on smaller devices.

December 7, 2008 by

First ID cards issued

The first UK ID cards, issued to people from outside the European Economic Area, rely on visual checks, with scanners for reading the cards unavailable

November 25, 2008 by

UK ID card fuss is only temporary

That was the warning from security guru and BT chief security office Bruce Schneier who said that in five years or so, people won't have to worry about ID cards anymore.Not because libertarians will triumph and prevent the technology from being developed, but because ID checks will happen in the background without us even realising.

October 29, 2008 by

Government releases more details of UK ID Card

Not got time to digest this at the moment but here's the information from the government press office on the trial of the ID Card scheme which happened a couple of hours ago:(Home Office) First ID card unveiled by Home Secretary as scheme builds momentumThe first UK Identity Card was unveiled today by the Home Secretary. Building on the Government's commitment to begin issuing the first ID cards to foreign nationals from November 2008, the card's design was revealed for the first time.

September 25, 2008 by

First UK ID Card unveiled

You can either look at this as a pilot which may completely fail or the first beach-head in the government's attempt to get us to all to adopt ID Cards.At 11.

September 25, 2008 by

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