but it /is/ true
"Some 69 per cent of respondents believed [that individuals will be required to carry their identity cards with them at all times] to be true, but according to the Home Office pollsters "it is in fact false."
"There were also a number of people who believed public and private sector organisations will be able to access their information (56%), but again this is a false statement."
The first will almost certainly be true a few months after the cards are issued, as that is one of the points of the cards, IMHO: to make the public accountable to the Government and its minions. The second is, as the report notes, true right now, and will become more widespread once every quango and friend of the Government -- and paying customers -- discover the goldmine that is this database.
Also true is that security and confidentiality will be breached within the blink of an eye, by Russian or Chinese crackers, if not home-grown talent.
Meanwhile, the problems that ID are to solve, like magic powder, will continue unabated.