e-democ / e-gov

Holland shows why ID cards are a no-no

An extraordinary report in the latest EDRI-gram newsletter shows how disastrously ID cards are doing in the Netherlands.

Since the introduction of compulsory identification in the Netherlands on January 1st 2005, the police have fined 50.000 people that could or would not present a valid ID. Almost 4.000 of those who were fined were children aged 14 and 15. The statistics are provided by the Central Judicial Collection office.

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