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NO2ID is a campaigning organisation. We are a single-issue group focussed on the threat to liberty and privacy posed by the rapid growth of the database state, of which "ID cards" are the most visible part. We are entirely independent. We do not endorse any party, nor campaign on any other topic.

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THE STALKER STATE

The mainstream media has finally begun to pick up on the appalling Communications Data Bill, which NO2ID has been warning people about since the summer, and before.

As usual, the government is misdirecting the argument. It says it won't be storing the content of your telephone or internet use, as if that makes it all right. It is proposing to record - for life - the details of everyone you call or write to and what websites you visit.

Monitoring your communications is more intrusive than searching your home. It should only ever be done under warrant, with good reason. The general convenience of the Home Office is a very bad reason indeed.

Do you want the state (and anyone who can gain access to the system) to have a record of your religious and political beliefs, your sexual interests and relationships, your financial and medical worries - "just in case" they ever become of interest to the authorities? Were an individual to spy on you like this, it would be called stalking. It is a crime.

You wouldn't tolerate someone creeping into your home at any time, night and day, to go through your and your family's private things. You shouldn't put up with this.

Write NOW to your MP, expressing your disgust at the British government moving to spying on its people continually, and ask what he or she intends to do about it. (N.B. Please write in your own words - it is much more effective.)



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 'ID CARDS'


Brands are for cattleThere's a lot of confusion about the government's proposed national identity scheme, and it doesn't help that the Home Office often gives misleading information.

Our summary of the scheme is here.

Answers to selected Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are here.

The '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.


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