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Using the right lenses for developments in identity management PDF Print
a blog*on*nymity ID TRAIL MIX by Miriam Lips

Many of you may have noticed that an important Bill for the future of UK central government’s Identity Management Policy recently has passed an important hurdle for further implementation. Having received Royal Assent after being bounced between the House of Commons and House of Lords several times, the UK Identity Cards Bill will now be passed as law. Aims of the UK central government are to introduce a national ID card containing three biometric identifiers, together with a National Identity Register acting as a central database in which a range of details about individuals will be stored. After a political tussle between the House of Commons voting for the ID cards to be compulsory whilst the House of Lords continually voted for the cards to be kept voluntary, the House of Lords offered a compromise to the House of Commons that anyone renewing their passport will have details put onto the National Identity Register but will not be forced to have an ID card until 2010. One reason for the compromise is that 2010 will be after the next general election in the UK: if the Conservatives gain power at the next vote they claim that they will look to abandon the ID card scheme.
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