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Author Lyon, David, 1948-

Title Identifying citizens : ID cards as surveillance / David Lyon
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009


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 MELB  323.4482 Lyo/Ici  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Demanding documents -- Sorting systems -- Card cartel -- Stretched screens -- Body badges -- Cyber-citizens
Summary New ID card systems are proliferating around the world. These may use digitized fingerprints or photos using a scanner & may rely on computerized registries of personal information. In this book, David Lyon argues that such IDs represent a fresh phase in the long-term attempts of modern states to find stable ways of identifying citizens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [186]-201) and index
Subject Identification cards.
Privacy, Right of.
Identification cards -- Access control.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Political aspects.
Electronic surveillance.
ISBN 9780745641553 hardback
0745641555 hardback
0745641563 paperback
Other Titles ID cards as surveillance
Identification cards as surveillance