Trevor Mendham

A Nation Divided

Financial penalties are deeply opposed

  • Many people object to the proposed legal requirement to inform government whenever their card is lost, stolen or damaged card (45% against; 44% in favour)

  • Opposition to the provision in the Draft Identity Card Bill for a fine or imprisonment will meet stiff resistance, with 27% of people strongly opposed & 61% of people under 30 opposed.

  • More than a third (34%) of people under 30 are strongly opposed.

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A Nation Divided

- About Privacy International

- Background

- Key Findings

- ID Cards still have majority support, but opposition is deep & entrenched

- People do not want their address connected to the ID card

- Financial penalties are deeply opposed

- People are prepared to go to prison over the ID card

- A conundrum for the Tories