Lets remember why this NIR is much more likely to be a success than past IT failings. Some advantages of the ID database are as follows;
It is being produced from scratch.
Many of the problems of the other failed IT projects have been because of the difficulties of upgrading or transferring from another system. This time, there will be no bored data inputters trying to read off illegible handwritten records and the obvious mistakes this causes.
Face to face interviews.
Anybody who's worked in the information gathering business will know how important this is to accuracy. This vastly improves the accuracy of the system. Each entry will be carefully input by the same person dealing with the applicant face to face.
The 5 year time span of the voluntary introduction.
Because it is being introduced over a 5 year period, this will spread the workload and give more time to rectify errors or problems in the system.
The daily use of ID cards.
This will mean that errors and security problems will be quickly noticed and rectified.