Sunday, July 23, 2006

Children's identity is safe with us...

In the Sunday Times today:

FRESH evidence that Tony Blair’s flagship identity cards scheme is in crisis is disclosed in a confidential Home Office report which has been leaked to The Sunday Times.

The 32-page “restricted” document says that the security system protecting the card and the national database could be infiltrated by criminal gangs involved in identity theft

So how is it that the Information Sharing Index doesn't present such problems, then? Does a couple of hundred million really buy better security than the National Identity Register's projected billions?

It occurs to us that if the Index is genuinely secure, there is no reason whatsoever for excluding children with 'celebrity status' (which presumably includes high-profile politicians' children) from it, as the Government intends.

2 Comments:

At Monday, July 24, 2006 5:56:00 AM, Blogger Carlotta said...

re exclusion from the Index of children with celebrity status...I missed this, first time around. Is there a link?

 
At Monday, July 24, 2006 6:40:00 AM, Blogger archrights said...

See eg. Hansard for the Lords stage of the temporary regulations, Column 88 2nd para: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200405/ldhansrd/pdvn/lds06/text/60320-23.htm

 

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