Two years ago, the UK dismantled
their national ID scheme and shredded their National Identity Registry
in response to great public outcry over the privacy-invasive program.
Unfortunately privacy protections have been less rosy elsewhere. In
Argentina, the national ID fight was lost some time ago. A law enacted
during the military dictatorship forced all individuals to obtain a government-mandated ID.
Now, they are in the process of enhancing its mandatory National
Registry of Persons (RENAPER) with biometric data such as fingerprints
and digitized faces. The government plans to repurpose this database in
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