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 November 3, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Michelle Martin reports:

Germany has introduced electronic identity cards that store personal data on microchips, raising fears over data protection in a country especially wary of surveillance due to its Nazi and Stasi past.

The so-called eIDs enable owners to identify themselves online and sign documents with an electronic signature, which the government says should “increase the safety and convenience of e-business and e-commerce.”

Read more on Reuters.

Via @WC2A_2AE

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