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Submission + - UK government cancels central Identity Database

meringuoid writes: After a good deal of controversy, it seems the British government have decided to abandon their plans to centralise all information on citizens in a single central database. Instead, when they do bring in their planned identity card system, they'll use existing databases. This will apparently mean losing out on some of the advantages the Government claimed for the new system, but it will save them a great deal of money...

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