Interestingly, the Citizens Information Project website has today been updated with some of the project documentation such as the Final Report and 15 Annexes, which should be of interest to students of the "Big Brother" database state and anyone involved in e-government projects.
We will be commenting on these documents when we have read them all.
It is astonishing that the directly equivalent feasability study and other project documents for the National Identity Register ID Card scheme have been kept secret from the public and even from Parliament in closed session !
All documents are unfortunately published in .pdf format:
- CIP Final Report The key CIP report, about better sharing of citizen identity data across the public sector.
- Annex 1: overview of the citizen information project.
- Annex 2A: current stakeholder processes, systems and data overview.
- Annex 2B: data quality framework.
- Annex 2C: stakeholder profiles.
- Annex 2D: data trial comparative results.
- Annex 2E: data trial comparative results - appendices.
- Annex 2F: contact data sharing.
- Annex 2G: other data quality initiatives.
- Annex 3: technical options and solutions.
- Annex 4: technical standards and recommendations.
- Annex 5: benefits realisation.
- Annex 6: population registers overseas - current.
- Annex 7: making better use of personal reference numbers.
- Annex 8: legal issues.
- Annex 9: public opinion and communications strategy.
- Annex 10: responsibilities for implementing CIP recommendations.
They have also published:
- The Risk Strategy
- About 45 Project Board Papers
- Project Board Minutes - 13 approximately monthly meetings
- Documents already released under the Freedom of Information Act - 3 of them.
- Ministers' Statements on the CIP - 2 of them.
- Submissions to Ministers - 3 of them
- CIP Feasibility Study 2002-3 Documents - 2 of them
There are, of course thousands of other documents which have gone into the production of the above documents, as we discovered with our abortive Freedom of Information Act request over a year ago.