Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Check Out Britain's New ID Card

Britain has a new ID card that will be dispersed to foreign nationals, starting next month. The ID card usage will then be expanded and issued to anyone working in airports and high security positions, and anyone over the age of 16 who applies for a passport.

The new high-tech ID will contain a computer chip that reveals the identification subject's: Date of birth, fingerprints, and other very sensitive personal data.

Britain's officials say that the card will help national security. However, opponents are crying loss of liberty, and a gain of vulnerability. Britain's citizens have been consistently feeling the lost of their privacy. The UK is already flanked by an inordinate amount of public surveillance cameras.

Is this what we have to look forward to across the border?

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