April 13, 2004

A National ID Card Wouldn't Make Us Safer

A number of people, including New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, have spoken out in favor of national ID cards. In a recent op-ed piece of his own, Bruce Schneier responds to one of Kristof's recent editorials, pointing out that "[adopting a national ID card system] won't work. It won't make us more secure. In fact, everything I've learned about security over the last 20 years tells me that once it is put in place, a national ID card program will actually make us less secure." Schneier justifies these statements in his article. Posted by Tadayoshi Kohno at April 13, 2004 06:04 PM