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Archives for 'The Independent' category.

Support for national ID cards falls sharply - The Independent

'Public support for national identity cards has dropped sharply in the past two years, despite the enthusiastic support of David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, for their introduction.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:04 PM Wed 19 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Independent
ID card decision delayed for years to defuse cabinet row - The Independent

'The cabinet agreed yesterday to draw up plans for a national identity card, but it will wait "until later this decade" to decide whether to make them compulsory.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:44 AM Fri 7 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Independent
Identity card scheme still alive despite bitter rift in the Cabinet - The Independent

'The Cabinet is expected to keep the prospect of a national identity card alive today despite a bitter row last night between senior ministers about the proposal.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:56 AM Thu 6 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Independent
Blair shelves ID card plan amid fears of public outcry - The Independent

'Plans to introduce identity cards for every citizen in Britain have been shelved after protests from ministers who argued that they were "flawed" and would spark a political backlash.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:41 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Independent
National database will hold details of 50,000 offenders - The Independent

'A national database containing details of more than 50,000 violent and sex offenders, as well as some unconvicted suspects, is being set up to track dangerous criminals.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:38 PM Fri 3 Oct 2003 Categories: Privacy , The Independent
Hewitt is first minister to oppose identity cards - The Independent

'The rift in the Cabinet over compulsory identity cards deepened yesterday after Patricia Hewitt, the Trade and Industry Secretary, spelt out her "grave reservations".' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:01 PM Sat 27 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Independent
Blunkett: Cabinet split over ID cards - The Independent

'Cabinet members have expressed "perfectly reasonable scepticism" at plans for a national ID card, the Home Secretary said yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:30 AM Fri 12 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Independent
Blair orders Blunkett to put identity card scheme on hold - The Independent

'Tony Blair has put off the launch of a plan to compel every Briton to hold an ID card in response to fears that it will turn into an expensive and frustrating assault on liberty.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:44 PM Fri 1 Aug 2003 Categories: Human Rights , Privacy , The Independent
Blunkett plan for ID cards for adults denounced by civil liberties groups - The Independent

'David Blunkett provoked a storm of protest yesterday from civil liberties groups over plans for the introduction of identity cards in Britain. In a leaked letter to John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Home Secretary sets out proposals to charge every person about 39 to carry an electronic identity card.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:19 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Independent
Phone and e-mail 'snoopers' charter' is watered down - The Independent

'The Home Secretary admitted that he had blundered by drawing up plans last summer for what soon became known as a "snoopers' charter". The proposals, authorising Whitehall departments and local councils to access private information, have been watered down after opposition from civil liberties groups and computer professionals.' link

Posted by SteveC at 08:13 PM Wed 12 Mar 2003 Categories: Code of Practice , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , The Independent
Blunkett admits error as he shelves 'snooper' Bill - The Independent

Blunkett admits error as he shelves 'snooper' Bill - 'Mr Blunkett said he would not now go ahead until a "broad public debate" had been held on privacy'

Posted by SteveC at 03:49 PM Wed 19 Jun 2002 Categories: Govt. Consultations , The Independent