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Archives for 'The Telegraph' category.

Liberty groups attack plan for EU health ID card - The Telegraph

'The European Union took its first step yesterday towards the creation of an EU-wide health identity card able to store a range of biometric and personal data on a microchip by 2008. Approved by Union ministers in Luxembourg, the plastic disk will slide into the credit-card pouch of a wallet or purse.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:29 AM Thu 23 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Telegraph
Liberty groups attack plan for EU health ID card - The Telegraph

'The European Union took its first step yesterday towards the creation of an EU-wide health identity card able to store a range of biometric and personal data on a microchip by 2008. Approved by Union ministers in Luxembourg, the plastic disk will slide into the credit-card pouch of a wallet or purse.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:25 AM Tue 21 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Telegraph
New 'snooper's charter' faces legal challenge - The Telegraph

'The so-called "snooper's charter", which will allow public agencies to gather data about telephone and email traffic, could be illegal, according to privacy campaigners.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:41 PM Thu 16 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security , The Telegraph
Alarm at sweeping powers for state snoopers - The Telegraph

'Sweeping powers for Government agencies to carry out covert surveillance, run agents and gather the telephone data of private citizens were contained in legislation published yesterday.
State bodies ranging from the police, intelligence services and Whitehall departments to local councils, the Postal Services Commission and the chief inspector of schools will be able to authorise undercover operations.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:14 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: RIP Oversight (Part IV) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Telegraph
Big Brother edges closer to 'total snooping' - The Telegraph

'Are we, in the arresting words yesterday of Shami Chakrabarti, the new director of Liberty, "the most spied upon people in western Europe"?
With closed circuit television pointed at us wherever we go, speed cameras trained on our cars and an army of public servants entitled to demand our personal telephone details or even follow us around, she seems to have a point.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:11 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: Privacy , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Telegraph
Children to be protected by ID cards - The Telegraph

'Every child in England is to be given a credit card-style ID number in reforms aimed at preventing a repeat of the murder of Victoria Climbie, the Government has announced.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:05 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Telegraph
Blunkett's ID cards blocked in Cabinet - The Telegraph

'David Blunkett was battling to save his flagship identity card plan last night after failing to win Cabinet backing for legislation in the next session of Parliament.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:26 AM Fri 12 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Public backs ID cards but balks at 40 fee, poll says - The Telegraph

'The public overwhelmingly supports the idea of compulsory identity cards, says a YouGov opinion poll published today in The Telegraph. But it strongly objects to having to pay 40 for them.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:57 PM Mon 8 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Telegraph
Prescott and Brown move to block Blair's ID card plan - The Telegraph

'Tony Blair is facing a Cabinet revolt over the introduction of compulsory identity cards as senior ministers press him to tone down his radical agenda in the run-up to the next general election.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:50 PM Sun 7 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
'Big Brother' smart tags in stores face legal battle - The Telegraph

'Retailers using microchips in products to track customers are facing legal challenges from freedom campaigners anxious to curb the abuse of the "Big Brother" technology.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:38 PM Mon 1 Sep 2003 Categories: Privacy , RFID Tags , The Telegraph
New children's database will list potential criminals - The Telegraph

'Tony Blair is to announce plans to put up to half a million children deemed at risk of becoming criminals or getting into other trouble on a new computer register. Teachers, family doctors and other professionals working with youngsters will be asked to name potential troublemakers whose personal details will then be placed on the database.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:27 PM Sun 24 Aug 2003 Categories: Human Rights , Privacy , The Telegraph
Too-expensive ID card system 'still some years away' - The Telegraph

'The introduction of identity cards is still some years away, Tony Blair indicated yesterday. Although he supported ID cards in principle, he said huge logistical and cost issues must be resolved.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:17 AM Thu 31 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
I will fight Labour repression, pledges new head of Liberty - The Telegraph

'The new head of Liberty yesterday committed the civil rights campaign group to resisting the Government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards and to finding allies beyond the organisation's traditional left-wing support base.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:15 AM Thu 31 Jul 2003 Categories: Human Rights , ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Identity cards won't stop the terrorists: they're only a fig leaf - The Telegraph

'This volume of correspondence is unprecedented, vastly exceeding the
response to anything I have written before. Many of those who support us
begin with a disclaimer: "I am no Left-wing civil rights fanatic,
but...", and then they go on to express revulsion that the British are
to be monitored like the Poles were under Jaruzelski, and the Chinese
are today...'

Posted by SteveC at 02:56 PM Fri 25 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Tories join attack on Blunkett over compulsory ID cards plan - The Telegraph

'The Conservatives yesterday joined civil rights groups in voicing opposition to the Government's proposals to introduce compulsory identity cards and criticised David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, for masking his true intentions behind "spin and obscurity".' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:00 PM Thu 17 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
How Mr Willcock's brush with Pc Muckle struck a blow for freedom - The Telegraph

'If opponents of identity cards want a champion, they need look no further than the late Clarence Henry Willcock. He was the last person prosecuted in Britain for refusing to produce his wartime ID card and he spearheaded a public campaign that led to their abolition 50 years ago.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:19 PM Sat 12 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Inside Blunkett's police state - The Telegraph

'The day for compulsory registration on the new national identity databank is at hand. Every man, woman and child over 16 must report to a police station to be issued with their cards at a cost of 40 each.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:16 PM Sat 12 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
'Magic eye' ID cards clear Cabinet hurdle - The Telegraph

'David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, is to press ahead next week with plans to introduce a compulsory identity card backed by a national citizens' database.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:15 PM Sat 12 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Blunkett's ID cards 'threat to freedom' - The Telegraph

'David Blunkett was accused by civil liberties campaigners last night of planning "the biggest threat to freedom since the Second World War" after a leaked memo showed he is pushing the Cabinet to back national identity cards for everyone aged 16 and over.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:18 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Big Brother 'watches more of us every year' - The Telegraph

Police and government officials are demanding access to personal data on telephone calls and internet use of more than one million people every year, according to figures released yesterday. link

Posted by SteveC at 12:54 PM Wed 21 May 2003 Categories: Privacy , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , The Telegraph
Wide powers for state bodies in new 'snoopers' charter' - The Telegraph

'More than 24 state agencies and hundreds of local government officials will be given powers to demand the personal details of citizens under a revamped "snooper's charter" published yesterday.'link

Posted by SteveC at 08:11 PM Wed 12 Mar 2003 Categories: Code of Practice , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , The Telegraph
Licence to snoop - The Telegraph

'The Act has always been controversial. When the Home Office proposed extending it so that a huge range of government agencies and other public bodies, including local authorities, would be able to monitor our internet, email and telephone records with virtually no judicial control, all hell broke loose.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:34 PM Wed 12 Mar 2003 Categories: Code of Practice , Govt. Consultations , RIP Comms Data (Part I Chapter 2) , The Telegraph
It's here, it's now: Big Brother's reign has begun - The Telegraph

'Of all the weapons in the armoury of New Labour, there is nothing more terrifying than Excalibur, the party's computer database. Tories speak of it in hushed, broken tones, as the woad-painted tribes must once have discussed the tortoise technique of the legions.' link

Posted by SteveC at 07:36 PM Thu 13 Jun 2002 Categories: Privacy , The Telegraph