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|Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:35 pm Post subject: ID Cards Action Plan To Be Unveiled
|ID Cards Action Plan To Be Unveiled
Tuesday December 19, 09:44 AM
An action plan to force every Briton over 16 to pay for a 'biometric' card which stores fingerprint and iris details from eyes will be published today.
The controversial national identity card scheme will cost £5.4bn to set up and run over the next decade, the Government has said. Ministers have confirmed that ID cards will be "implemented rapidly", starting with biometric cards for foreign nationals in 2008.
A report published in October said biometric travel documents would be issued to refugees by next June, with the first identity cards for British citizens following in 2009.
Home Secretary John Reid will unveil the strategy, as well as a separate document detailing progress on boosting Britain's border controls.
The most controversial aspect of the project is the creation of a massive new computer database.
It is set to hold a wide range of information on every person in the country, including their fingerprints.
Passport fees have risen 57% in a year - from £42 to £66 for a standard service.
The increase is to help pay for new security measures which form the basis of the ID card's fingerprint and iris scan biometrics.
Campaigners have condemned the scheme as a "white elephant" which will severely damage people's privacy.
NO2ID:stop ID cards and the database state
DISCLAIMER : We CANNOT be absolutely 100% certain at this point in time that micro-chip technology bears any relevance to the following `Warning`
What we DO know, however, is that the technology is being FORCED upon us, and should we refuse then true enough we will NOT be able to buy nor sell (i.e. access `services` we need for everyday living) Therefore please use YOUR OWN decernment.
Re 13:17 - Show Context And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
SEARCH : mark of the beast http://tinyurl.com/yczp39
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