The UK eID scheme seems out of proportion with comparable projects in Europe. It is moving from one extreme to another: from no ID card to implementation of the most complex, sophisticated and potentially intrusive eID infrastructure in the western world, collecting and storing an unprecedented amount of personal data.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Europeans blast UK ID card
Newropeans Magazine has a selection of continental European views on the UK's ID card scheme (thanks, Dave!). For citizens of countries that have had ID cards for decades, they are surprisingly critical. One expert comments: