£250k Covid certification contract is “extremely worrying”

Responding to suggestions that the Government is ushering in national ID cards via Covid certificates, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said: “Vaccine passports were the thin end of the wedge. That the Department for Health is contracting work to a company that makes it money setting up surveillance systems, including ID cards, for Governments around the world is extremely worrying.

Alistair Carmichael MP

“Collecting everyone’s personal information in a national database through an ID card system risks breaching people’s right to privacy. This is a policy no one wants and any plans for ID cards should be scrapped immediately.

“The Government cannot continue to operate without scrutiny, ignoring the voices of the British people and Parliament. The Liberal Democrats demand that the Government entirely rule out the introduction of ID cards in the UK.”

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