Privacy advocates in the United Kingdom have had their knickers in a twist over a government proposal for a biometric national ID card. It has been sold as a solution to identity theft, terrorism and other ailments of modern society. Now, a British parliamentarian has suggested that the Labour Party has, perhaps, "oversold" the benefits of the National ID but they are still detrmined to go ahead with the plan. See BBC NEWS | Politics | Labour admits ID card 'oversell'. The BBC also has an interesting "fact page" on the ID proposal: BBC - Action Network - - A2319176 - ID cards: an Action Network briefing.