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13. There are already several government databases that hold biographical information used to identify people. The real step change in the National Identity Scheme is that biometrics, such as fingerprints, will be recorded and linked to a single, confirmed biographical record (covering name, address, etc.). Biometrics will tie an individual securely to a single unique identity. They are being used to prevent people using multiple or fraudulent identities.
I wish they'd acknowledge that there are perfectly valid uses for multiple identities. It would give me a sense of dealing with people who understand there is more to life than terrorism and paedophilia.Posted by William on 2007-01-21 16:55:31. Link. Report abuse to firstname.lastname@example.org. Back to the main document list