It's a good idea to look around and see what's happening in the world.
Question: How Many Ways Can National ID Be Abused? Let me count the ways...
Banks and other businesses are to be sold access to personal information stored on the Government's ID cards database.
Ministers want to raise hundreds of millions towards the £540million a year cost of running the controversial scheme.
Des Browne, then a Home Office minister, with a card last year
The Government is already facing a backlash over charging people £93 each for an ID card - which will contain 49 different pieces of personal data.
Now ministers are planning to charge companies around 60p a time to check details held on the giant "big brother" database. They hope for up to 770million "verifications" each year.
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Many folks say, "A national id card won't be so bad..."
The problem really isn't how a national id card could be abused.
The problem is in the thinking that national id cards are a good idea.