Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Identity cards again

The No2ID people are starting a second round of pledges for Brits who will refuse to carry the compulsory biometric identity cards if they are issued and are prepared to donate £10.00 to a legal defence fund if it becomes necessary to defend someone for this reason. I signed up on the first round, and I still think it's a good idea. The new pledge is at:

I STRONGLY advise reading it thoroughly before signing up.

I should add that in principle I have no objection to non-compulsory photo ID. The problems with the proposed scheme are (a) criminalisation of anyone who refuses to comply, (b) hideous cost (umpteen billions) and (c) horribly unreliable technology with VERY poor security.

Note - I think that the HTML they've mucked up in the pledge title should read £10.00

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