UK government collaborating with UN, Big Tech to create digital ID-linked bank accounts

Mar 5, 2024 | Political News

Despite the serious controversies arising from Big Tech/government “coordination” (lawsuits in the U.S. say, it’s actually “collusion”), this concept seems to be taken as normal behavior in the U.K..

Currently, Home Secretary James Cleverly (whose department is in charge of the police) is in Silicon Valley for talks with representatives of Google, Meta, and Apple. And in New York City, he will be meeting those from X.

Reports are saying that the purpose of Cleverly’s U.S. trip is to “discuss how the U.K. government and tech players can work together to tackle a number of challenges facing democracies in the digital age.”

The rush to normalize such behavior has to do with the U.K.’s general election later in 2024.