Friday, July 30, 2004

ID card plans 'badly thought out'

BBC on the Commons home affairs committee report on ID Cards, released today. Here's a HTML version of the report.

The report comes up with many of the same points put forward by critics of the scheme - What is it trying to achieve? Is the planning ready/sufficient? Is the technology sufficient? Who will have control over/access to the data? What data will be contained?

There's also a continuing theme within the report of how open the government is when it comes to this process, and about how much the individual knows about what is being stored on the card, about themself. As the summary states:

"the Government's proposed scheme would represent a significant change in the relationship between state and individual in this country".

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