Daily Archives: January 7, 2011

Mark Ballard writes in Computer Weekly: The Home Office hid the parlous state of its Identity Card Scheme from the public by withholding publication of a report by the project’s oversight board in the run up to the 2010 general election. The Home Office slipped out the final report of the Independent Scheme Advisory Panel (ISAP) this week, more than a year after it was written. The ostensibly independent report, which reveals how the ID system had been compromised by poor design and management, was submitted to the Home Office in December 2009. It was modified on 4 January this year by people unknown, before finally being published on the Home Office web site. The report repeated the same warnings ISAP had given the Home Office every year since the system blueprint was published in December 2006 by Liam Byrne and Joan Ryan, then Home Office Ministers, and James Hall, […]

Home Office suppressed embarrassing ID cards report