philwilson.org: ID cards for what reason?
Good comments by Phil on the security of the national ID cards database issue. Why would it provide more security for us to have ID cards? If all our records are gathered into one place, they will be more easily hacked into by criminals, and it will be easier for terrorists to steal others' identities. (The biometric data is not very reliable.) OK, so at the moment the Government can find out what people are involved in by looking at the various data they hold on them, and probably by searching on the internet to see what forums etc they are involved in. But with this new system, all the data will be in one place - and it will probably be massively inaccurate.