ipatrickquinn wrote:Personally, I don't want any government or agency to have access to any more data than is necessary to take my money and make sure I can drive and work, and I don't see any benefit in allowing them to have it.
samgower wrote:Yay, we won!
Now for the NIR...
peterbrett wrote:samgower wrote:Yay, we won!
Now for the NIR...
If you actually RTFA you'd see that they're cancelling both ID cards and the NIR.
dnotice wrote:Of course, there's always one... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8707112.stm
peterbrett wrote:dnotice wrote:Of course, there's always one... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8707112.stm
I'm still not entirely clear why they didn't introduce ID cards as basically being the same as the ID page of your passport, with exactly the same information on, and you'd be given one at the same time as your next passport. I don't see how that wouldn't have been both cheap and efficient; as far as I can see, it would have produced all of the stated benefits of the ID card scheme without any of the silly baggage that came along with it.
Already off to a great start.Clause 1 wrote:(1) The Identity Cards Act 2006 is repealed.
So they are going all-out; killing the entire system. Possibly further than we would have gone - although, obviously, their main concern is expense, not privacy.Clause 2 wrote:(2) All ID cards that are valid immediately before that day are to be treated as cancelled by the Secretary of State at the end of the period of one month beginning with that day.
Ah, wasn't that nice...Clause 3 wrote:The Secretary of State must ensure that all the information recorded in the National Identity Register is destroyed before the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
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