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ID system may violate privacy

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2008 | 2:03 PM

There are mixed views among human rights groups on the proposed National Identification System.

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, yesterday announced that this system would be implemented in the next fiscal year as an anti-crime initiative.

Chairperson of the group, Families Against State Terrorism, Yvonne McCalla Sobers said there are many social risks associated with the National ID System.

She insisted that Jamaicans should not be subjected to the violation of their privacy for a system that is not guaranteed to work.

Mrs. McCalla Sobers said the money that will be used to fund the national ID system, should be spent on improving the investigative capacity of the police force.