March 18, 2010

Obama Apparently Pledges Support for Biometric National ID Card

Greetings. According to the Washington Post, President Obama has enthusiastically pledged support for the Biometric National ID Card system being pushed by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) -- in the guise of an immigration reform "tamper-proof Social Security card."

Just over a week ago I mentioned this effort by the odd bedfellows of Charles and Lindsey in "Your Papers, Please!" - Get Your Fingerprints Ready! Cross-Party Senate Alliance Pushing National ID Card.

They can call it what they will -- it's still a biometric national ID and a massive supporting government-operated ID infrastructure -- and the concept needs to be fought in every possible legal way. Regular readers will not need to be reminded of the many dangers in such ID regimes and the particularly fascinating risks of biometric ID systems.

Much more to come.


Posted by Lauren at March 18, 2010 07:38 PM | Permalink
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