The british id card: temporarily stay at home

The british government always emphasizes when importing the ID card that it will not be duty to own such a card. But the diverse voluntary becomes a farce

While in germany, for example, has long been arranged with the identity card and the reporting system, rough britain continues to renounce both both. As a document for the identity detection (and last but not least as a travel document), the passport is valid here. Since 2004, however, the ID card has been adopted, which is equipped with biometric characteristics and to be ied from 2007 – so far there are only test phases. Unlike germany, however, the introduction of the card is linked to the simultaneous introduction of a national database. The NIR terminals (national identity register) will continue to make an ever more accurate profiling by any questions of the identity by companies, administering, etc. Is also noted in the database and thus becomes comprehensible.

In order to counteract the growing resistance to the ID card, the british government made itself, on the one hand, to dispel the concerns of data protections, but on the other hand criticisms such as a duty to the ID card or the high cost for the burger to be decepted. With regard to the costs, one proved to sell the biometric data to the economy, but a cash service (british government rared sale of personal data from the burger to companies). And also with regard to the plenty security, it does not look very good.

The voluntariness was always an important argument of the BEFORDERDER THE ID CARD. Nobody was forced to own such a card, so that the one who rejects the card from privacy concerns (for example), which can independently decide to do without the map. The british initiative NO2ID saw in this argument from the beginning a fog candle, which was only thrown to soften the resistance. The voluntariness was doubted by her. Over time, it was evidenced that it is particularly with regard to the obligation to own an ID card, and the obligation to always bear this ID card with itself, rather evasive answers of the government. However, it was emphasized that one "opt-out" be possible from the so-called ID card scheme. This solution was necessary to ensure the introduction of the ID cards at all, without it, the house of lords had decided on the other hand.

You do not have to have a map, but…

In fact, there is the possibility of an opt-out for everyone. It shares in two stages, which both illustrate that the drawing up of NO2ID was quite accessed:

1. Waiver of an ID card

Since the ID card is coupled to the passport, a delivery of the (biometric) data is automatically required when recording the passport. Who rejects the ID card, can do without such a card. However, this does not mean that it does not have to submit data, nor that it can expect lower costs. The amount in high of 93 british pounds is to be paid in any case. An opt-out means only a waiver of the thunderstorm of an ID card. The relevant burger is otherwise treated as well as someone who has become pleased to receive an ID card.

2. Waiver of ID card and passport

Anyone who refuses the ID card because of the data to be raised and the database to be raised has the possibility of not available to this data. However, this not only does not mean that no ID card is negotiated, but also the waiver of a passport, which is virtually unrecommitted from identity detection and travel document.

The last study on the acceptance of the ID-card revealed that 12% of the british is against the map and are ready to accept money or imprisonment, should a non-acceptance to do so. So for this 12% it is called: either yield or to do without the opportunity to leave england to leave.

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