Academics from LSE issue their long-awaited report on the feasibility of the government's ID Card bill on Monday 27 June.
This follows an interim report in March which raised concerns about costs and potential problems with the technology. A leak from a draft version of this report estimated that potential likely costs including integration could be between £12 and 18 billion. Some commentators then deduced a figure of £300 per card by taking the highest point of the estimate and dividing it by the UK population.
This is the launch of the full report, finalising the six month study which involved a steering group of 14 professors, and a research group of nearly 100 academics, experts, and industry representatives from around the world.
Monday 27 June, 1015hrs, BST. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, London WC2A 2AE. Contact: Jessica Winterstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 020 7955 7060 to reserve a place.
A press release will be issued to time with the launch.
23 June 2005