"A government-appointed panel of experts is warning that the new ID cards system will be open to fraud by the people running it.
In a potentially damaging revelation, which undermines claims that the scheme will enhance national security, the group has concluded that it will be prone to corruption.
A new report by the Independent Scheme Assurance Panel (Isap), set up to advise the government on the implementation of ID cards, states: 'Based on the likelihood that the scheme will aggregate a lot of valuable data, there is the risk that its trusted administrators will make improper use of this data.' It adds: 'The scheme will be subject to data errors and errors in decisions made.'
The acknowledgements come as the government has admitted it is to contract out the taking of fingerprints and photographs of ID card applicants to the private sector to save money."
Monday, May 12, 2008
ISAP report on UK ID card scheme
Jamie Doward in the Observer has picked up on the recent ISAP report criticising the government's plans for their ID card scheme.