ID cards will provide legal UK residents, including foreign nationals, with an easy and secure way of proving who they are.
ID cards will be linked to their owners by unique biometric identifiers (for example, fingerprints), which mean we will have a much stronger way of protecting people's identities. Background checks will ensure that claimed identities are real and not stolen, and will prevent criminals using multiple identities.
Is this an easy way to get information about people or is it just a way for our goverment to keep tabs on us all.
Luckily for the time being the goverment has scraped this idea due to 3-4 million people strongly opposing but how long will it be until they make it a standard requirement.