European Commission drives ID cards

The debate about
ID cards and ePassports in the
UK, the NIR and the database state is well
underway, and clearly driven from the unelected European Commission.

 

I feel that much
is now unfortunately beyond change, and the undertaking of David Cameron to
scrap the ID card and the underlying database has been nothing more than a vote
catching gimmick.

 

The European
Commission in co-operation with the Member States has finalised the roadmaps
for the action plans on Pan-European Electronic Identity Management, Electronic
Procurement and Inclusive eGovernment, hence the UK government’s rush to put ID
cards into service.

 

However, the need
for Data sharing on the UK scale, the draconian legislation, the intrusiveness
of the Data to be collected, and the handing over of our data to private
companies is not reflected in much of the European Documentation which calls for
more openness and transparency, and does not warrant the amount of secretive
and subversive methods employed by the UK government to achieve its goals,
including the attempts to neuter the Freedom of Information Act.

 

I can only surmise
that the secretive nature of the UK government in employing all of the
electronic programmes, the lies that have accompanied only partial and poorly
prepared explanations for its use, and the punitive and draconian legislation
that has accompanied it hide a much more sinister use for the citizens of the
UK. The
UK clearly falls into category of nations to
be monitored in the report that I published earlier
today
.


 

Electronic
Identity Management roadmap table

and paper

Electronic
Procurement roadmap

Inclusive
eGovernment roadmap

.

See also the
reports 'Options for administrative actions towards the i2010 inclusive
eGovernment goal'

and 'Analysis of
European target groups related to inclusive eGovernment'

You can see also
the plan of activities 2007-2010 for eGovernment Efficiency and Effectiveness

 

You
may also like to view news from around the rest of
Europe as to how they are
progressing with their individual national schemes, including problem areas
with the technology and privacy concerns, here.

 

Whatever they tell you today, you can be sure it will be used for
something different tomorrow.

 


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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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0 Responses to European Commission drives ID cards

  1. Anonymous says:

    The government is setting up a national database Ethics committee, as advertised in the Sunday Times today. Successful applicants will have had to have reached the highest levels of their professions and will be unpaid – in other words the great and the good.
    They will also sit for only 2 or 3 days per year, so they won't have much opportunity to shape policy. See http://www.appointments.org.uk
    IanS

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ok, thats done. Have applied. Lets see whether I'm good enough to be good and mighty…not that I think these committee's will have any teeth.

  3. Anonymous says:

    GoForIt!
    IanS