Katherine Courtney

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Katherine Courtney is programme director of the UK National Identity Cards Scheme.

Courtney and her colleague Stephen Harrison, who is head of the Identity Card Policy Unit, were runners up in the "Worst Public Servant" category in Privacy International's 2004 Big Brother awards [1].

Courtney is the sister-in-law of Rodger A. Payne, a professor of political science at the University of Louisville, KY. He has used his blog to defend her against accusations of being an "enemy of freedom" (he disclosed their relationship). [2]

Events attended by Katherine Courtney

Name Dates Description Organisers Event sponsors Ref
ID Cards: The Next Steps May 24, 2004 "...a one-day conference organised by Intellect and supported by The Home Office [which] enabled suppliers to engage with the Government for the first time since the proposed ID Cards plans were announced." Intellect The Home Office, BT, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Siemens Business Services, Sun Microsystems [3]
Biometrics 2004 Oct 13-15, 2004 "...speakers from 13 countries reveal how biometric technology is being used..." n/a [4]
ID Cards: Towards Procurement and Implementation June 6, 2005 "Throughout the course of the day, members will receive an update on the latest developments from all the various stakeholders involved in taking this work forward... The day will culminate with an hour of 'speed-dating' where companies can network and discuss possible supply-chain opportunities. This day will provide members with a complete overview of all the potential benefits this programme could bring them." Intellect Atos Origin, Axalto, Detica Group plc, EDS, Fujitsu Services, Siemens Business Services, Unisys [5]

SourceWatch resources

External links

Katherine Courtney's evidence to House of Commons Select Committees