Wed, 14 Apr 2004 11:59:32 GMT

A National ID Card Wouldn't Make Us Safer. A number of people, including New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, have spoken out in favor of national ID cards. In a recent op-ed piece of his own, Bruce Schneier responds to one of Kristof's recent editorials, pointing out that “[adopting a national ID card system] won't work. It won't make us more secure. In fact, everything I've learned about security over the last 20 years tells me that once it is put in place, a national ID card program will actually make us less secure.” Schneier justifies these statements in his article. [ATAC: Abusable Technologies Awareness Center]


this is pretty much the case, it cannot, contrary to some opinion add anything positive to security, but it does add alot of new problems, and it expands other types of problems that occur with id cards.