Appears in Computing, 3 August 2006, page 21.

The last straw

I was disappointed to find Computing supports ID cards (Realism reaches ID card plan, 13 July).
   I can find no merit in the government's proposals, nor can it seemingly find a good reason for having ID cards.
   As the UK hurtles towards a surveillance society. I fear that these cards, holding biometric details among other things, will be the last straw.
   This is not the kind of society I wish to live in. Can you convince the of the merits of such cards, as I do not trust the government to do so?
Stephen Jones by email

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