20 Dec 2006 - LP
The Home Secretary announced yesterday that its ID card scheme will be linked to existing Whitehall databases. This is a complete U-turn from the plans the government has been pushing through for years to build a new clean system from scratch.
Also, there is a huge number of companies that are interested in bidding for the new ID database and that have prepared and spent money to take part in the procurement process. But now it appears that this has been done in vain and our data will be stored on 3 different and inaccurant computer systems.