ID scheme will be a costly, dangerous failure, says LSE report

Monday, 21 March 2005, 1:18 PM EST

A report published today by the London School of Economics' Department of Information Systems concludes that the proposals set out in UK Government's ID Cards Bill are "too complex, technically unsafe, overly prescriptive and lack a foundation of public trust and confidence." The report accepts that a secure ID system could create "significant, though limited" benefits, that many of the objectives of the scheme could be achieved better by other means, and says the cost is likely to spiral to several times the current headline figure.

By John Lettice at The Register.

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