UK Digital Minister Pushes ID Cards Despite Privacy Concerns

UK Digital Minister Pushes ID Cards Despite Privacy Concerns

Digital minister Margot James had reportedly been dismissive of privacy concerns raised over a proposed digital ID system and said that Brits needed to “get over” cybersecurity fears over the ID cards.  

The minister pointed out that the advantages of a universally acclaimed digital ID system which nowhere in the world has yet, and added that “There is a great prize to be won once the technology and the public’s confidence are reconciled.”

It was noted that last September, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd endorsed the idea of a state-backed system based on NHS numbers and likewise shrugged off the public’s privacy concerns.

Source: The Register

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