Originally Posted by Alan
I posted earlier that within months of the change to the new "smart" British Passports with embedded microchip they had been decoded.
A number of years ago, California moved to a special hard plastic (credit-card style) drivers license, with grand claims about how it would stop the production of counterfeit IDs.
That lasted about two weeks, when someone swiped a roll of the holograph film used to cover the stock CR80 blanks after printing with an inkjet printer.
A 'national ID card' will be nothing but a new business opportunity for the usual suspects, and a fun new way to hassle people and maybe make a little cash on the side. "Show me your papers, old man!"