The London School of Economics has called for Parliament to intervene in the government's identity card scheme to find out if it is "getting out of control". In its response to the government's six-monthly report on costs of the ID scheme, which said last week that estimates had risen by nearly £1bn since October 2006, the LSE …
Err, yeah, you've got a point...!
> Colin Langham-Fitt, acting chief constable of Suffolk Constabulary [...] described how non-convicted suspects might become stigmatised by having their details retained on criminal databases.
Phew! It's a good job that sort of thing isn't happening already with people's DNA, isn't it...?
Tit for tat
I've decided to adopt a "tit for tat" attitude in the future to ID. When someone asks to see mine: I'll insist on seeing theirs first, and having their identity confirmed to me.
Firstly this is to address the issue of "information feudalism" that someone mentioned in a comment the other day: that the demands made on us are going to be one-way.
Secondly, well, it might be a laugh.