Meanwhile, the British govt. is planning to introduce an identity card for everyone in Britain. Danny, who always knows lots about this kind of stuff, explains more about it (with lots of links) at Oblomovka:
So the UK government has been proposing what they call an Entitlement Card – a universal ID card for every man, woman and child in Britain. Every government seems to propose this the moment they get into office, and ever since 1952, the voters have rejected it. It's one of those things that civil servants like to slip into the “TODO” list while the Minister isn't looking.
…and the Forces Against Evil (Danny and friends, natch) also have got their great 'Stand' project back up, which lets you fax the British government for free about the issue through the Stand website. There's only a few days left in the consultation process where you can make your voice heard, so Do It Now!
i am personally disdainful toward any system that seeks to identify people through the application of any technology…