Oct 022010
 
 October 2, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Valerie Fortney reports that a new identity card system for the homeless or others who have no fixed address is a bit creepy:

next week, the provincial government will unveil a new system in which the more than 8,500 individuals in Alberta with that dreaded “no-fixed-address” label will be able to wave a card attesting to who they are.

It does have a bit of that Big Brother tinge, this new program that’s been earlier reported to incorporate biometrics as a way of confirming the identity of people who’ve managed to make it to adulthood and beyond without ever possessing a birth certificate or driver’s licence.

Read more in the Calgary Herald

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