About Us

NO2ID is the UK-wide, non-partisan campaign opposing the government's National Identity Scheme ('ID cards') and the database state.

We bring together individuals and organisations from all sections of the community and seek to ensure that the case against ID cards and the database state is forcefully put forward in the media, in the corridors of power and at grassroots level.

We continue to actively campaign on all fronts for the abolition of the ID scheme and repeal of the Identity Cards Act 2006.


Who else says NO?

Before the Identity Cards Act was even passed, over 12,000 people pledged to refuse to sign up to the government's ID Scheme and donate to towards a legal fund to fight the Act and protect those the government might prosecute for refusal to comply.

Dr Andrew A. Adams

"I do not believe ID cards will achieve any of the aims stated for them by the governm" Dr Andrew A. Adams

Derek Bennett

"If I have nothing to hide why should I be treated like a 'tagged' criminal?" Derek Bennett

Stuart Graham

"ID Cards will not achieve the Governments stated aims and will cost the country billi" Stuart Graham

Christine Gilmore

"NO2ID means living free. Government should work for us, not against us." Christine Gilmore

Dan Lawrance

"I don't see how it can help against terrorism. All the 9/11 terrorists had valid ID c" Dan Lawrance, IT Manager, York

Linda Deutsch

"I protest against being tagged like an animal for slaughter. I protest against having" Linda Deutsch

Emma England

"I am not a machine, I cannot be digitised, I say NO2ID." Emma England

Lara Lawson

"I fear ID cards will be exploited by the State to persecute and further discriminate " Lara Lawson

Kirsty McKinlay

"At a deeply primal level I object to being monitored by a controlling government." Kirsty McKinlay

Bill Burman

"The ID card scheme is a completely unworkable concept that will promote wholesale ide" Bill Burman, Hertfordshire

Peter Tatchell

"ID cards are a grotesque waste of public money. The " Peter Tatchell, Human rights campaigner, London

Michael Lord

"Even after the terrible Madrid train bombing, the Spanish would reject such a system." Michael Lord, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

Duncan Hothersall

"I'm convinced that the government's plans for biometric ID are based on bad science a" Duncan Hothersall, Edinburgh

Lisa Gatherer

"Government should exist to protect the weak from those who violate the laws of the la" Lisa Gatherer

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About the organisation

NO2ID is currently an unincorporated Association with a Constitution adopted at its first Annual General Meeting on 9th October 2004. The present members of the Advisory Board were elected at NO2ID's fifth AGM on 6th December 2009:

Chair — Deborah Chay
Is a lecturer in Constitutional and European law and has worked closely with NGOs campaigning for constitutional reform since 1988. She served on the Lord Chancellor's advisory committee on human rights from 2003-2004; was Chair of Charter 88 from 2004-2006; and was Vice-Chair of NO2ID from 2005-2009.
Deputy Chair — Andy Robson
Trained as a journalist and was formerly campaigns director of Charter 88. He now works as a New Media and communications consultant in London and Geneva, and is a director of two different commercial companies. A co-founder of NO2ID, he currently serves as convener of the Advisory Board.
Geoff Cox
A successful businessman, Geoff retired at 50. He has devoted most of the last 2 years to helping NO2ID as Dorking Group Coordinator and South East Regional Coordinator. From 1992-2000, he helped set up and run BioRegional Group, an environmental charity. He is also starting a local bank - DorkingBank - which will be run along business lines but with an ethical and green mandate.
James Cronin
Is an internet entrepreneur and technologist. He currently runs a firm of fine chocolatiers, as well as Venda.com, an international e-commerce firm which he founded. He is a trustee of the Open Rights Group and chairs MySociety, the charity behind FaxYourMP and TheyWorkForYou, harnessing the internet for democratic accountability.
Mark Dziecielewski
Is a security technology technology to governments and the private sector. He is publicly known as the creator of SpyBlog, a site which keeps track of UK government threats to privacy and civil liberty, and was instrumental in uncovering the OGC gateway reviews of the ID scheme.

N.B. the members of the Advisory Board offer the membership and donors oversight of the executive and staff of the campaign. Each paid-up member or affiliate of NO2ID has a vote and individual membership is open to anyone who supports our aims and who pays an annual membership fee.

If you are a member or supporter and would like to contact the Advisory Board, please send an e-mail to chair@no2id.net. The National Coordinator, Phil Booth (national.coordinator@no2id.net) is the head of the organisation, and policy and administration questions can also be directed to Guy Herbert, General Secretary (general.secretary@no2id.net).

NO2ID has a tiny paid staff and relies mainly upon the generous efforts of volunteers. We are constantly on the lookout for people with skills, time and experience that they can offer to the campaign (volunteer@no2id.net). Our London HQ is the focus of national activities, and we also have a growing network of active local groups across the UK.

We have been supported by grants from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd and other individual and corporate donors as well as by membership fees and merchandise sales.

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