ID Cards – UK's high tech scheme under the microscope

People who've followed this blog for a while know that I'm very interested in the debate around government issued ID cards currently taking place in Britain. Like Americans, Britons aren't used to compulsary ID cards. The proposed British scheme is based on a single universal identifier used across all government contexts and possibly across commercial … Continue reading ID Cards – UK's high tech scheme under the microscope

Brick and Mortar Cards with Chips

I&#39ve been learning more about British Identity Cards. Here is how the BBC covered introduction of the legislation by Home Secretary David Blunkett, who said polls showed 80% of the population supports the initiative. The proposed Bill is short (sixty pages) and makes an interesting read – if you are an identity freak. The typical … Continue reading Brick and Mortar Cards with Chips