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  • Friday, May 27, 2005

    America wants access to British id database

    If there weren't already good enough reasons to oppose the introduction of id cards in Britain, such as having to pay £100 for the privelage of carrying around something you don't need or want, or the flawed security of the planned system, then here's another one, from the Independent:

    The aim of getting the same microchip is to ensure compatability in screening terrorist suspects. But it will also mean that information contained in the British cards can be accessed across the Atlantic. Michael Chertoff, the newly appointed US Secretary for Homeland Security, has already had talks with the Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, and the Transport Secretary, Alistair Darling, to discuss the matter.
    Now, a question to all those who believe the threat to British sovereignty comes more from Europe than the US, I take it you don't object to a foreign government being able to access all of your details? Because i'm sure whichever government is in power when these id cards are introduced, they won't say no to America. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

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