Saturday, November 24, 2007

Crisis of identity

"The government has claimed that the cards would combat identity fraud. But the opportunity handed to fraudsters with the loss of the Revenue discs demolishes that argument. Few will trust Whitehall to manage such sensitive data again. There are grave problems with introducing even a well-managed ID card system. Instead, we are being asked to accept one that will drain taxpayers’ money and yet leave no-one sleeping better at night. Mr Brown has displayed relish in tearing up some of his predecessor’s pet schemes. He should now add ID cards to the scrapheap." —The Financial Times

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