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More on national ID card and use in western Europe





More on national ID card and use in western Europe

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   * Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 02:13:37 -0400
   * To: politech@politechbot.com
   * Subject: FC: More on national ID card and use in western Europe
   * From: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>

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Australia had a fight about this some few years ago (the ID card fans lost):
http://www.privacy.org/pi/activities/idcard/

Some articles I've written over similar proposals in the U.S. over the last
three or four years:
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,20881,00.html
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,15635,00.html

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Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 20:30:27 +0200
To: declan@well.com
From: Jose M Guardia <joseg@guardiasociados.com>
Subject: Re: FC: Oracle's Larry Ellison urges national ID card for
   Americans
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>>As an Oracle investor for many years, I am ashamed that the President
>>and CEO of a company I have long-owned is adopting the fascist and
>>statist policies reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

Hi,

In fact, a mandatory ID is *current* policy all over Western Europe. I'm
not implying it should be also in the US, I just wanted to clarify the fact
that it's something "normal" in democratic countries as well.

Best

Jose

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