Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


Counter-point On ID Cards

The always insightful Michael Froomkin has an article called The Uneasy Case For National ID Cards, which I wanted to link to earlier. I don’t like his arguments, being a believer that privacy invasion is a slippery slope. I expect that laws put in place to protect privacy around a national ID card will be weaker than I want by a long margin. (“No.”) But his argument is important and worth reading if you want to hold a well-reasoned position on the subject.

Oh, and his new post on Hamdi is worthwhile, too.