Thursday, July 23, 2009

Time for a National Worker ID Card?

220px-Charles_Schumer_official_portrait There has been considerable press on the trial balloon of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), who has immigration reform on his plate, of the equivalent of a national identification card for all workers as part of immigration reform. For details, click here.  For the responses of experts raising technical and privacy concerns, click here.

In the past, civil libertarians opposed anything resembling a national identification card.  We will see where the Schumer proposal goes but it will be interesting to see how the debate shapes up.


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