The price on your head (29 Jun 2005)
Chief executive Ed Mayo says: "New plans for road pricing using satellite tracking are just the latest example of the rapid advance of the information economy. We are living in a surveillance society but our data protection laws aren't up to the job."
Civil liberties groups fear that however secure the identity card register may be now, that could change.
"The identity card database is a goldmine for financial services and commercial companies in general," says Doug Jewell of Liberty. " And the temptation for a future government to sell that information would be overwhelming."
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