Originally Posted by jimmac
More info about you ( as if we didn't have enough out there. ).
And the way it could be used.
The whole thing sounds like something from a police state to me.
But how? Does my eye color and sex really constitute private information?
Not that I'm for the national ID card, I just don't see the what the hullabaloo is about, or how it's any different from a driver's license.
Edit: After reading the relevant Wikipedia article, the only thing that really worries me is this:
"A requirement to carry an identity card at all times can lead to the inconvenience of arbitrary requests from card controllers (such as the police). This can lead to functionality creep whereby carrying a card becomes de facto if not de jure compulsory, as in the case of Social Security numbers, which are now widely used as ID."
But I still think the benefits outweigh the cons.