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March 17, 2017 | Jim Killock  | Comments (0)

Now we need to dismantle the Scottish ID system

News that the Scottish Government has dropped plans to turn the NHS central register into a national identity database are very welcome. But this isn’t the end of the story: Scotland retains the legacy of an identity system that is extremely similar to the UK’s discredited ID cards project, which was dropped after Labour lost the election in 2010.

June 22, 2015 | Ed Johnson-Williams  | Comments (0)

ORG Scotland is launching!

We are launching ORG Scotland this week with a series of free events across the country.

In celebration we have organised events in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow

March 04, 2015 | Jim Killock  | Comments (0)

Call your MSP—Identity debate today!

Today there is a debate on the Scottish National Identity Database a little after 2pm.

February 20, 2015 | Jim Killock  | Comments (0)

Deputy First Minister John Swinney asked questions about the Scottish National ID Database

Both Green and Labour MSPs asked questions yesterday to question the plans to convert the NHS Register into a Scottish National Identity Database. The responses though were rather lacking. Patrick Harvie, from the Greens, asked a question yesterday about the plans:

February 16, 2015 | Jim Killock  | Comments (0)

Shallow response from MSPs shows heads in sand over Scottish ID Database

Many ORG supporters have received replies from SNP members of the Scottish Parliament over the ID database. The letter, no doubt drafted by civil servants, is rather shallow and fails to address the key points that the campaign has been raising.

February 16, 2015 | Jim Killock  | Comments (0)

We’re hiring!

Come and work for ORG Scotland!

February 09, 2015 | Jim Killock  | Comments (0)

The National Identity Database comes back—but just for Scotland

A minor, barely noticed consultation is not the way to make a major change to Scottish citizens’ privacy and their relationship with the state. Under a change to the Scottish NHS customer database, the Scottish Government will turn the database into a national register of Scottish citizens and their address, linked to a unique number assigned to each person—much as Labour intended to do with ID Cards.

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