Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

ID scare stories

You’d have thought that now they’ve got the ID cards bill through parliament they’d shut up already with the nonsense scare-stories about identity theft. Either that or, if it’s currently so leniently punished as is being claimed, you’d think they might try the cheaper option of increasing fines and sentences before forking out several billion on a technological white elephant that won’t even solve the problem. Ho hum… (You might also ask how centralising all your eggs this information in one basket on one centralised database will make it more secure, but still…)Elsewhere, a government minister demonstrates, as if we needed any more proof, that using Star Trek as the basis for currently available crime-fighting technology is not a good way to formulate policy. They simply have no idea what is possible.

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