Archive for the ‘ID Cards’ Category

ID cards: taxman allowed access to personal data

May 16, 2009

Tax officials will be allowed access to personal data gathered for the controversial ID cards scheme, it has been disclosed.

HM Revenue and Customs staff will be able to examine people’s financial transactions on the scheme’s database and search for evidence of undeclared earnings or bank accounts.

The disclosure will likely to provoke further concern over the £5.5 billion project, which has been condemned as a waste of money and an invasion of privacy.

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Manchester launch for ID cards

May 6, 2009

Manchester will this autumn become the first city where people can sign up for an ID card, Jacqui Smith is to confirm.

Anyone over 16 in the city with a UK passport will be able to apply for a card from the Home Office.

The home secretary’s speech signals her determination to push ahead with the cards, which will initially cost £30, despite opposition.

Humour/Sarcasm used as weapons against the Gov’t

April 29, 2009

Newspapers give thumbs down to Government claims on ID cards