Once you have a national identity card, a number and an audit trail, all of this - and everything every government department, bank or supermarket has on you - could be accessed, without your knowledge or consent, by the security services, justified by their slightest suspicion of you. And the national identity scheme commissioner, the watchdog without teeth, wouldn't be able to so much as growl.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
No more secrets
Today's Guardian has a good investigation into the government's Orwellian "transformational government" data-sharing agenda: