Joe Fay
The Register
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The government has guaranteed virtual immortality for every British citizen – as long as they join the National Identity Register.

In a Commons answer yesterday ID card minister Meg Hillier confirmed that once you’re on the register, nothing will remove you – not even death.

She was answering a question from Francis Maude MP, who asked “whether (a) biometric and (b) personal data of individuals stored on the National Identity Register will be removed from the register if (i) they die and (ii) they decide not to renew their identity card.”

Hillier replied: “Information will be retained for as long as is necessary, but only where it is consistent with the statutory purposes set out in the Identity Cards Act 2006.”

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