ID Cards - MPs Fear They May Be Used
The compulsory identity card could be used to carry out surveillance on people, MPs have warned.
Members of the Commons home affairs select committee said they were concerned that the way the authorities use sensitive data gathered in the multibillion-pound programme could "creep" to include spying.
The all-party committee also urged ministers to make plans about how to deal with the theft of personal details from the National Identity Scheme, which will build a massive database on every person over 16 in Britain.
The committee accepted ministers' assurances that surveillance was not part of current plans, ......
Shock, outrage at the very suggestion, why on earth would anyone suspect that? Why even the BBC has joined in with the news of the bleeding obvious: