Privacy rules for ‘Little Brother’ ID scheme revealed

According to Information Age magazine:

Draft principles for the ID Assurance Programme seek to put control in the hands of the citizen, but may deter businesses from participating

Proposed privacy and data protection guidelines that will inform the government’s Identity Assurance Programme, the successor to the failed ID cards scheme, have been revealed the chair of a committee involved in the project.

Described by Cabinet Secretary Francis Maude as “Little Brother”, the scheme involves partnering with private sector organisations to identify citizens and authenticate their transactions with government bodies.

The principles, revealed by Jerry Fishenden, chair of the Identity Assurance Programme privacy and consumer group, reflect an ambition to put individual citizens in charge of how their identity credentials are used.

The article lists the principles – see also Jerry Fishenden’s blog post, where he encourages comments on the principles.