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A universal ID forecast

Library Systems Newsletter [February 1983]

In ten years the U.S. government will require all citizens to carry some kind of secure document to replace social security cards, passports and other types of official identification says H. Spencer Nilson, publisher of the Nilson Report-a newsletter and advisory service for credit card executives. Each card would carry a signature and a photograph. Printing is expected to be in OCR-B font. Nilson argues that it is time for government officials to start endorsing the positive benefits of a national ID and to stop being afraid of "big brother" accusations. Nilson contends that the best protection for everyone is to have everyone be identifiable and tracable. Nilson bases his prediction on a worldwide trend toward national identification cards and the increasing losses faced by American organizations who fail to correctly identify and trace their customers.

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Publication Year:1983
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 3 Number 02
Issue:February 1983
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss and Judy McQueen, Contributing Editors
Subject: Computer security
Record Number:3927
Last Update:2023-09-22 20:14:35
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00