The UK government has proposed a National Identity Scheme, to be managed by the Passport and Identity Service. At the core of this scheme is a database, containing biometric and other information, and an identity card. Supporters believe it will help fight crime and manage migration; opponents sense the advance of George Orwell’s 1984. This category contains sites both for and against.
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BBC News: Identity Card Plans Q&A
A look at the issues surrounding identity cards and how they might work in practice.
Identity Cards Act 2006
Full text of the act, published by the Office of Public Sector Information.
UK-wide non-partisan campaign opposing the government's planned ID card and National Identity Register. Provides information about the scheme and the organisation, as well as details of local groups and how to get involved.
Wikipedia: British National Identity Card
The online encyclopedia describes the project and its purpose, its history in the UK and international comparisons, and public reaction.
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