Privacy International are hosting a public meeting on the UK government’s proposed “entitlement card” (for which read: national identity card). The Government have gone to pains to state that carrying the card won’t be compulsory, but, as PI put it: “You will not be required to use a card unless you wish to work, use the banking or health system, vote, buy a house, drive, travel or receive benefits”. Hm. The meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday 11th December 2002, 1415 - 1700, at LSE. Please attend if you want your voice to be heard (see PI’s ID card FAQ for some reasons why you might want your voice to be heard), and tell your friends. Especially those in London.