The Uneasy Case for National ID Cards
Securing Privacy in the Internet Age
Privacy and security are typically considered in isolation. Advocates of privacy have sought to protect individuals from snooping corporations, while advocates of security have sought to protect corporations from snooping individuals. This book aims to merge the discussion of these two goals, bringing together many of the world's leading academics, litigators, and public policy advocates to work towards enhancing privacy and security. While the traditional adversary of privacy advocates has been the government, in what they see as the role of the Orwellian Big Brother, the principal focus of this book is the fraternity of Little Brothers—the corporations and individuals who seek to profit from gathering personal information about others.
A. Michael Froomkin, The Uneasy Case for National ID Cards Securing Privacy in the Internet Age (2008).