What you need to know about the Database State

branded / barcoded armsThe ‘database state’ is what we call the tendency to try to use computers to manage society by watching people. There are many interlocking government plans that do this. Together they mean officials poking into your private life more than ever before.

The list of database state initiatives on which NO2ID is campaigning, along with a wide range of other organisations, is here.

There was a lot of confusion about the government’s proposed National Identity Scheme, and it didn’t help that the Home Office often gave misleading information. Our summary of the scheme is here.