Even though this Idea had been circulating before the Queens speech at the state opening of Parliament on May 17th, for quite some time, MP's are
warning again that completely innocent people, who may have never even committed a crime could be "electronically monitored" without their
knowledge. The "mass public surveillance" system, which consists of the Biometric facial scans, iris scans and fingerprints of all adults in the UK
being collected and stored on a huge Database, for the purposes of Cross-referencing, should be operational by December 2006, according to the home
secretary, Charles Clarke.
The Government is creating a system of "mass public surveillance" capable of tracking every adult in Britain without their consent, MPs say. They
warn that people who have never committed a crime can be "electronically monitored" without their knowledge.
Biometric facial scans, which will be compulsory with ID cards, are to be put on a national database which can then be matched with images from CCTV.
The database of faces will enable police and security services to track individuals regardless of whether they have broken the law.
CCTV surveillance footage from streets, shops and even shopping centres could be cross-referenced with photographs of every adult in the UK once the
ID cards Bill becomes law. Biometric facial scans, iris scans and fingerprints of all adults in the UK will be stored on a national database. Civil
liberties groups say the plans are a "dangerous" threat to people's privacy.
Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, has said that the "facial images national database should be operational by December 2006".
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I do not like the sound of this at all, in fact, I would go as far as to say I downright despise the sound of this, there are already RFID tags going
into all new Vehicles, and GPS type devices in some, which enable you to be tracked pretty much everywhere you go, in a World already infested with
Cameras! Not too mention the Governments proposed plan for an outrageously expensive Road taxing plan, which could be as high as £1.36 a mile in
places, and which you are automatically billed for, but these Biometric I.D cards are really taking the biscuit, and a great deal of our Liberty, and
to top it off, we have to pay for the Privilege out of our own pockets!!!
Fellow People of Great Britain, please say no to this outrage and help fight this Legislation!! We are not all criminals, or Terrorists, so why should
we mindlessly stand here and let them Tag us like we are?? Oh, that's right, yes indeed, I forgot what a "Terrorist" attack can do too sway Public
opinion on such a wide range of matters....
Identity Cards Bill
Full List of Parliamentary Bills for 2005/6
Full Transcript of the Queen's Speech
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