"By linking fingerprints to a secure database with strict rules outlining its use, the National Identity Scheme will allow individuals, business, and the state to prove identity more securely,"
Wait, so your going to open the ID database to private businesses and individuals to verify our IDs? Are you f***ing kidding me? So McDonalds will have access to my private biometric ID and fingerprints??? And Microsoft will be able to go have a gander in there? And every little company with their parking scams will take a look? And Joe from the Video store, and my mate Bob will have access?
Are you going to open this up to non UK businesses too? So any government will get their fake front company to go sign up for this data?
Are you serious? It no good blaming 'internationals' it was Bush and Blair that pushed these enhancements, and a lot of that was out of fear of their own populations.
There is no way in this earth that that approach can possibly be compatible with the right of privacy. None.