Saturday, April 30, 2005

The sitting MP writes...

A letter in the post today from Colin Challen.

Letter from Colin Challen, sitting MP

On ID Cards- the theme is basically come on, give it a try, we are only piloting it voluntarily, if it flops we'll abandon it. It will help prevent identity theft. Really? Identity theft is based around someone else pretending to be me. How can me having an ID card make a difference for "card not present" cases? What about the database Colin? Carrying the card might start off as a voluntary measure but the really scary bit is the vast bucket of data that will be collected about everybody and anybody.

On the world's smallest quiz- he has to draw the line at third party questionaires. I can empathise with that, but it is still a cop-out

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