Well there’s a surprise…

Hey, hey, hey. Our dear friends at the Safety Elephant’s department have produced a nice little guide to the ‘benefits’ of introducing identity cards

I’ll rip this apart take a look at this in more detail later, but just on a cursory look this document is of much interest for no other reason than it begins to confirm, at last, many of things that opponents of the scheme have been saying for quite a while.

Take this bit for starters…

“Many of the strategic benefits derive from the use of the National Identity Registration Number (IRN) which will be a unique number that will be unequivocally linked to an individual. The use of this number will revolutionise efficiency in public and private sector organisations alike. Realising these benefits does not require the centralisation of service entitlement information on the ID Cards Scheme database – the National Identity Register. Service entitlement data would be retained by service providers on their own systems but their systems would be able to make use of secure identity check provided by the ID Cards Scheme to make sure that they were accessing the correct record. This will ensure that the scheme will enhance individuals’ privacy.”

What they’re admitting to here is that your Identity Registration Number will definitely used across the whole of the public sector to identify all the records relating to you…

…all of which means that those records can readily cross-referenced to compile a complete picture of your life – see here

Back later on with more…