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I believe the REAL reasons for the government's enthusiasm for ID cards are:
They will be able to drastically cut the number of jobs in the public sector by eliminating most of the existing paperwork.
In an effort to improve crime detection, the police will be given access to the fingerprints or DNA profiles of the entire adult population, so that they can compare them with those found at crime scenes.
According to the government’s own figures, 1 in 100,000 fingerprint checks will result in a false match with an innocent person.
With a projected ID database size of 50 Million people, a significant number of innocent people will be faced with criminal investigation.Brian drury, 15 years ago.