Downing Street plans to introduce new digital ID cards for Britons

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Dominic Cummings' plan comes to light as the government unable to verify the identity of people claiming emergency support during the pandemic, but privacy activists are worried

British citizens may soon be assigned new digital ID cards as part of Dominic Cummings' strategy to transform the way the government uses people's data. According to The Times, the idea of intro...

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