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