CS 492/CS 692 W04 Role-Playing Exercise 3

Universal IDs

Team A

A group of government officials and information managers at major corporations who point out that the proliferation of single-use identifying keys for individuals is causing major inefficiency, embarrassing and costly cases of mistaken identity, and considerable waste of time and money. They propose a single lifetime ID for every Canadian resident that would be used for everything from tax returns to grocery check-cashing cards.

Team B

A group of civil libertarians who argue that a universal ID would lead to loss of privacy and essential freedoms, and would be open to considerable abuse.

Last updated Dec 16, 2003.