Biometric IDs OK with U.K.
About 80 percent of 1,000 British adults recently surveyed say they want a biometric identification card, citing concerns about illegal immigration and identity theft.
The survey by Market & Opinion Research International for Detica, a U.K. computer-consulting company, also found that an equal number would be "happy to carry the card at all times," though half wouldn't pay for it.
By Mathew Schwartz at Wired.
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