Tuesday, December 19, 2006

John Reid unveiling plans for ID cards

This is a quickie post about John Reid unveiling plans for ID cards. You don’t need any explanation why ID cards are a very, very, bad idea.

"Opponents, led by the NO2ID grassroots group, argue that the database will be prone to both error and hacking, and that the card itself is being proposed for a medley of reasons - from terrorism, to fraud, to identity theft, to immigration".

"Currently cards are expected to be issued with new passports from 2009 and then made compulsory from 2010".