Australian ID

In an Australian article, we read that 'Only the almost innocent need fear a national ID card'

(Let's leave aside the concept of 'Almost Innocent', most people see Innocence, like pregnancy, as a binary issue; you are or you're not - I think the point here is that there are so many laws we're all guilty of something, even if we don't know it ourselves)

To summarise: In a free society the people should scrutinise the government, not the other way around. A super access card will, effectively, put people under surveillance by acting as a guide to information from other databases. When it's established, the card's functions will almost certainly be expanded. Once personal information is on file, decision-making civil servants take a career risk by not consulting it. ID cards in other countries have not inhibited the depredations of serious wrong-doers.