"Data-protection legislation won't help when the data is gone. Biometrics won't help, because it can only secure individual transactions. The Home Office doesn't ask for your fingerprint in order to give your details to someone it thinks is from Revenue & Customs.
"Simply put, the [ID] system will create crime. It will be unworkable. And it will destroy the trust between citizen and state that has existed in this complex, ancient nation — a model of democracy, common sense and decency — for 800 years. The technology has simply not been invented that could keep an entire database state properly secure and give the government the control it aims for." —Christina Zaba