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Re: Egypt joins Nigeria in using association branded national ID card

From: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:10:09 -0600
Message-ID: <CAFwScO-MnNnVauuk5MYvRdB3aRZiH2rh0L1dnyffYjs6Ydkn2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 6:37 AM, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>

> I don't think this is a very encouraging trend:
> http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=27066

Why not? Aside from surveillance and monopoly concerns that are actually
there even without making a government-issued ID card a payment instrument,
it's excellent synergy. At least
its a bearer instrument and not a bar code tattoo!

There is a lot more low hanging fruit when you're tall.
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