Friday, 11 February 2011

National ID card register data destroyed

The intrusive National ID Card register was laid to rest today as the hard drives containing a mass of personal data were fed into an industrial shredder.

The ID card system was officially stopped a few months ago, but the government ordered the equipment holding the data to be physically destroyed.

The remains of the hard drives will now be incinerated.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: "I have always called in the strongest terms for the national identity register to be scrapped, and it was one of the first things the coalition pledged to do"

More details on the ID card story from the BBC here

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