Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Reid promises electronic border controls

John ReidJohn Reid's latest Home Office "crackdown" includes several privacy-invasive measures:

  • Introducing ID cards for foreign nationals from 2008
  • Electronically tracking all those entering and leaving the UK via passport checks and aeroplane/ship passenger lists
  • A "trusted traveller" programme at airports

Shadow Home Secretary David Davis commented that the crackdown was "another reshuffling of the decks."

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