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The Home Office has listed 3M and nCipher as providers to the early stage of the National Identity Scheme. Home secretary Jacqui Smith said that as well as Thales' £18m contract for development of technology and processes – which was publicised last year – nCipher will be paid about £1.3m for a contract to provide "public key …

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3M???

What are they planning to do - store the whole database on PostIt notes?

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Anonymous Coward

@3M???

Can't be any worse than the stuff EDS et al have 'provided' so far...

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Re: 3M???

No, the database will be on CDs. The passwords will be on PostIt notes.

-A.

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Flame

Keeping it in the UK?

Don't we have any UK owned companies left that could have provided the goods?!

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Stop

on you rmarks...

last one to the trough is a loser

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Oink.......

More snouts in the trough then..... All for a system that isnt wanted by those being bled dry to pay for the database state.

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Anonymous Coward

Probably...

...or at least that's where the staff will keep the passwords to the system.

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Black Helicopters

Is this safe or legal under the DPA>

The DPA prohibits export of personal data to jurisdictions which do not have data protection laws of equal strength to the UK.

NI driving license applicants had their unencrypted details stolen in Omaha: how can we expect that there will be any greater protection for the UK ID database?

Servers in the UK were seized on the order of a judge in Texas - because the company involved was registered in the US,

*Does* this government understand the concept of "risk"?

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