Thursday, December 02, 2004

ID Cards—Why Not

Pakistan already has a system. India does not. And the discussion on whether or not a national ID card is a good idea or not keeps coming up in the UK and US. Here's an example of why having a citizen's identity invested and defined solely by one item is a bad idea:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4059731.stm

And the more computerization and centralization are relied upon, the more chance I see for things like this happening.
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