Andrew Donoghue
November 7, 2008

This just in on the ongoing ID Card issue. (BTW Bruce Schneier says we shouldn’t get all hot and bothered over ID cards as they are just a temporary technology before unseen biometrics take over

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Here is the government release in full for you to chew over:

(Home Office) Identity card delivery on time and on budget announces Home Secretary

Significant progress in the delivery of the National Identity Scheme which will protect your identity in the most secure and convenient way, was announced today by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

In a speech hosted by the Social Market Foundation she set out progress on the delivery of identity cards and action taken to respond to issues raised by the public. The wider scheme will start with the introduction of identity cards for foreign nationals from 25 November this year. The Home Secretary announced today that she will be commissioning further work to explore how a small number of British nationals could reap the benefits of identity cards early by making applications in advance of the official launch date.

Today’s announcement also sets out how the Government has listened to the public, and responded to the views raised in the consultation following publication of the Government’s National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan in the spring. To help people understand what the Scheme will do for them we have also published the first guide for the public: Introducing the National Identity Scheme.

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