Implementing A National ID Card Research Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Implementing A National ID Card
An in-depth analysis of the feasibility of implementing a national ID card.
# 118247 | 3,380 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 15, 2010 in Law (Civil) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Economics (Globalization)

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The paper explores whether ID cards will have any impact on problems of identity theft and national security and examines the objections of civil rights groups. The paper considers the previous poor reputation of ID cards in western society, the concerns about biometric information being used on ID cards and the costs of creating and implementing ID cards. The paper also looks at the implementation of ID cards in the United Kingdom that illustrates the difficulties in creating a national system of ID cards. The paper concludes by summarizing the many problems with implementing a national ID card and finally asserting that the implementation of ID cards is unfeasible.

ID Cards: Reasons for choosing
A Twentieth Century History Of ID Cards
Civil Rights Concerns

From the Paper:

"ID cards have been recently promoted by many Western governments (The UK, the United States, and the European Union, for example), both as a way to combat terrorism, and prevent personal security breaches, such as Identity theft. Despite the attempts to link ID cards to these important concerns, many people still feel that the creation of a National ID card system is a threat to both national liberty, and the individual rights of citizens.
"The setting-up of modern ID cards systems revolves around issues of security, identity theft, and the prevention of fraud. The questions raised by this ideal are concerns about whether any of these problems will be resolved by the creation of national ID cards. If these problems cannot be resolved through the creation of these cards, then this affects the feasibility of implementing the use of ID cards."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andrews, Darren. "The Case against ID Cards: A principled Approach" 2007
  • Charter 88 ID Cards, Arguments Against ed by Lawrence-Pietroni, and Littlewood. January 10, 2007.
  • Cole, Caroline Louise "Police will reject Mexican ID cards" The Boston Globe February 26, 2004.
  • Enterprise Privacy Group The Identity Project: An Assessment of the UK Identity Cards Bill and its implications London School of Economics, June 27, 2005
  • Guardian "It is going to be a catastrophe" The Guardian June 28, 2005

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