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National 'virtual ID card' scheme set for launch (Is there anything that could possibly go wrong?)

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/04/2012

Ian Burrel

The Government will announce details this month of a controversial national identity scheme which will allow people to use their mobile phones and social media profiles as official identification documents for accessing public services.
People wishing to apply for services ranging from tax credits to fishing licences and passports will be asked to choose from a list of familiar online log-ins, including those they already use on social media sites, banks, and large retailers such as supermarkets, to prove their identity.
Once they have logged in correctly by computer or mobile phone, the site will send a message to the government agency authenticating that user’s identity.
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"National 'virtual ID card' scheme set for launch (Is there anything that could possibly go wrong?) ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 15/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/national-virtual-id-card-scheme-set-for-launch-is-there-anything-that-could-possibly-go-wrong-