Jan 102011
 January 10, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Andrea Petrou reports:

The Home Office hid the terrible state of affairs regarding the ID card scheme by holding back a report for a year.

The findings have been described by rights groups as “disgraceful.”

The final report by the Independent Scheme Advisory Panel (ISAP) was quietly released on the 4 January, more than a year after it was written and after it had been modified. It identified inadequate data security precautions and threats posed by the systems’ complexity.

Questions about what the government hoped to gain from the scheme also cropped up.

Read more on TechEYE.net

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