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The LSE identity project. House of Lords : All party briefing : "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear”

Department of Information Systems, LSE ORCID: 0000-0003-1779-0814 (2006) The LSE identity project. House of Lords : All party briefing : "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear”. . London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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The original amendment on cost information, put forward in the House of Lords, sought to address a widely held concern about the government’s unwillingness to be open about the likely costs associated with implementing the identity cards scheme. These concerns are shared by some in the Lords, industry and by the LSE, whose initial alternative costings fuelled the concerns of the Lords over the limited information made available to them. The proposed amendment for the House of Commons does not seek to address this underlying issue and, indeed, the provisions of clause 4, are likely to repeat the same, unnecessary secrecy that the Lords were seeking to explore.

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Additional Information: The Identity Project has published two reports on the Government's Identity card proposals. These reports have been widely discussed in the press and parliament. The Identity Project has been organized and sponsored by the LSE Department of Information Systems. Three department members, Simon Davies, Gus Hosein, and Edgar Whitley co-ordinated the production of the reports, overseen by an advisory committee of 16 LSE professors who guided the report. Numerous LSE staff members and an international team of 60 researchers contributed to, and reviewed, the reports. Published 2006 © Department of Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science. LSE has developed LSE Research Online so that users may access research output of the School. Copyright and Moral Rights for the papers on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. Users may download and/or print one copy of any article(s) in LSE Research Online to facilitate their private study or for non-commercial research. You may not engage in further distribution of the material or use it for any profit-making activities or any commercial gain. You may freely distribute the URL (<>) of the LSE Research Online website.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2021 23:16

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