A watchdog has been appointed to monitor the Government’s National Identity Register, the database which will contain personal details of UK citizens and form the basis for any future ID cards.
The appointment of former civil servant Sir Joseph Pilling as the first Identity Commissioner was confirmed by the Home Office today.
His duties will be to oversee the database and ensure that it is accurate and secure. He will also monitor the Government’s and the private sector’s use of the database and of any ID cards linked to it.
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