Feeds

Even Bigger Brother

ID card critics stage public meeting

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

No2ID, the national coalition against ID cards, is to hold a free public meeting about the UK government's controversial ID card plans next week. The seminar will be held at 7pm on 29 June, the day after the second reading in the Commons of the ID Cards Bill at the Old Cinema of the University of Westminster on Regents Street in London's West End.

Speakers at the event come from across the UK's political spectrum: political firebrand George Galloway MP, of the Respect Party and veteran Labour politician Tony Benn will line up alongside Dominic Grieve, MP and shadow attorney general, and Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, will also speak at the meeting which will be chaired by Mark Littlewood, the original founder of No2ID. The Home Office, which has always declined invites to previous No2ID events, wasn't invited.

Michael Parker, No2ID press officer, said that he hoped the meeting would move the debate about ID cards on from purely centering around questions of costs onto wider issues such as the creation of a national ID registry. Details of the event and how to register can be found here. Although the meeting is free and open to all, seating in the venue is limited to 300. ®

Related stories

Shun ID cards and make homes for beetles
Madrid plotter used ID stolen from Spanish mint, say police
Make ID cards foolproof pleads Met chief
UK ID scheme rides again, as biggest ID fraud of them all

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Google recommends pronounceable passwords
Super Chrome goes into battle with Mr Mxyzptlk
Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM
Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it
Now we've had all THAT TRAFFIC, we 'deplore' this theft
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
TorrentLocker unpicked: Crypto coding shocker defeats extortionists
Lousy XOR opens door into which victims can shove a foot
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.