Talk:Identity document

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Merge with ID card?[edit]

needs merging with ID card. Morwen 17:33, 12 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Shouldn't this page (Identity card) be moved to the more generic Identity document?
  • The common Acronym "ID" IIRC is short for "Identity document"
  • Many (most) identity documents are not in card form - eg. passport.--snoyes 18:50, 27 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Done. Merged.

Roman empire[edit]

From the article: Portable documentary identifiers may date from the days of the Roman Empire.

Can we have some cites for this?-- The Anome 18:23, 12 Nov 2003 (UTC)

South Africa[edit]

Isn't South Africa a common law country? -- Error 01:30, 21 Jan 2004 (UTC)

According to Politics of South Africa, "The legal system based on Roman-Dutch law and English common law." --Josh3736 10 Jan 2005 9:32 EST

Declaring an interest[edit]

For clarity's sake, my comment about checking the NPOV of my edits to this article is because I must declare an interest, as a campaigner against the current ID card proposals of the British government. — OwenBlacker 13:01, Jun 26, 2004 (UTC)

Too specific[edit]

"In some countries like Spain, if their identity, age or citizenship cannot be ascertained, laws on foreigners may give them a longer term for pleading or staying, compared to adult nationals of states like Morocco, that have signed fast repatriation agreements."

Too specific and would have to be checked for accuracy. Rephrased. David.Monniaux 22:42, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

this page reads like a self-conscious blog[edit]

some pov editing is needed: the page is like a two headed man trying to get up the nerve to whup himself

This article is incorrect, it is compulsory in Canada to have ID card on your person. if u are caught by the cops without ID you can be charged for failure to provide ID or something like that.

Countries with non-compulsory cards[edit]

Just a few references:

Austria: Canada: Netherlands:

Sounds like BS[edit]

removing. if you wnt to put it back you might reference it first and explain why a policeman who checks ID would want to know this

More info[edit]

This page needs more info like which famous people wore pendants, lots of stories and LOTS OF INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Non-governmental ID[edit]

It also lacks any discussion on non-govermental ID cards, such as ones used by companies and others.-- atuomi 10:10 30.9.2006 (GMT+2)

Phishing is unaffected ?[edit]

It is not true to say that Phishing is unaffected by ID cards. If you use a smartcard to authenticate, then there is no password to steal and smartcards can't be stolen by phishing (yes the unlock code could be, but you still need the physical token)

DNA is an identity card ?[edit]

It depends how much you spend on the testing. Standard DNA profiling tests don't look at the whole DNA, but pick out 13 "loci" which characterise people. Each locus is common to about 10% of the population with little overlap. This means that if you test all 13 loci, the chances of being wrong are pretty small but this is expensive (although costs are plummeting). A typical test might only cover 3 loci in which case there is a 1/1000 chance of being wrong.

Why is an Identity Document on say "o identify a person"?[edit]

Could a o identify Document not also identity "things"?

  • automobile registration
  • Gun Registration
  • Drone Registration
  • Auto Title
  • etc.

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that national identification number be merged into identity document. I think they are the same or enough similar. Most of the contents of both overlap. (talk) 00:10, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

No they don't have similar content. They have similar headlines, countries. But since many countries do not write national identification number on their identity cards, the content per country do often not operlap, or only a little.--BIL (talk) 10:09, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Could you provide a reference of the countries you say that do not write national identification number on their identity cards? Because I do not know anyone. (talk) 17:26, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
In National identity cards in the European Economic Area one can see that at least Austria, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and Portugal do not do it, and in National identification number that Belgium stopped doing so for new cards. Some countries like Croatia, Czech, Finland, Slovakia and Sweden do it, but as you see not everyone write any National identification number on their national identity documents.--BIL (talk) 22:35, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

It is very useful to me to have a separate article on national identification number. I use this specific information in my work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:23, 26 August 2016 (UTC)