Gloucestershire County Council\'s No 2 ID
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Tuesday October 03, 2006 15:37 by no 2 id supporter
no2id - no to database state!
Last Friday Gloucestershire County Council passed a motion against the government\'s ID card scheme.
Gloucestershire County Council passes anti ID motion
Last Friday (22nd September) Gloucestershire County Council passed a motion against the government\'s ID card scheme. The motion received cross-party support and was only opposed by one member, Councillor Steve McHale - a member of the Labour group. Councillor Jeremy Hilton said it was important the council fought \"this infringement on human rights\". A list of councils that have passed similar motions can be found at
Audit commission report confirms NHS info passed to Home Office
A report on the National Duplicate Registration Initiative (NDRI) released last month by the Audit commission confirms that names and addresses provided by patients to the NHS have been passed on to the home office. NDRI is a national audit of patients registered with general practitioners (GPs) in England and Wales, undertaking data matching (of electronic data) and feeding back the matches for review. Page 15, paragraph 34 of the report states: \"The introduction of Home Office data enabled NDRI to identify patient registrations which related to persons who had been removed from the UK by the Home Office. In the majority of cases the registration has now been cancelled. However, the NHAIS [National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services] sites identified some cases where the person appeared to have subsequently returned to the UK. Details of these were passed to the Home Office for them to consider what, if any, action should be taken. Based on this information the Home Office has made a number of deportations.\" Whatever happened to the Hippocratic oath.
Read the report at: http://tinyurl.co.uk/zmni
Passport interrogations slip to early 2007
The introduction of face-to-face interviews for first time passport applications has slipped to \"early 2007\". The new \'Authentication by Interview\' process was due to start in October but literature from the UK Passport and Identity Service (UKIPS) has quietly changed from a non-committal \"late 2006\" to an equally non-committal \"early 2007\". The delay gives us more time to set up groups in each of the towns where the new 69 interrogation centre are going to be. They\'re obviously under pressure, so early protest action could be especially effective. We are hoping to set up local groups in all of the 69 locations, if you can help us by forming a group in one of the areas that we do not yet have a group, please contact us at (email@example.com). A map showing the location of the interrogation centres can be found at
Home Office planning \"covert\" ID scheme
Sources have confirmed that the Home Office is planning to attempt a \'covert\' implementation of the ID programme, hiding costs in the budgets of other projects wherever possible. Should be interesting to see what other pieces of \'critical national infrastructure\' ID cards bloat or grind to a halt in the coming months.
Outrage over ads depicting Blair as Hitler - Daily Mail 25/9/06
Tony Blair is being compared to Hitler in an advertising campaign against ID cards. The advert - sponsored by the Lib-Dem party and Labour MP Diane Abbott, and supported by Blur\'s Damon Albarn - is running in newspapers and on billboards and shows a photo of the Prime Minister with a barcode on his lip like the Nazi leader\'s moustache. The caption reads: \"ID cards have worked well in Europe before.\" Campaign group NO2ID is behind the advert.
Channel 4 documentary to look at ID cards
A documentary looking at privacy intrusive technology is to be broadcast on Channel 4 in November. In the programme, called \'We Know Where You Live\', journalist Henry Porter will explore how a number of new technologies are being used to support an authoritarian push against our privacy and civil liberties - including ID cards. The documentary will air on 20th November at 9pm and 29th November at 10pm on More 4.
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