New Hong Kong identity card will be smarter and more dangerous 2


SC Yeung writes on the Ejinsight website about a Hong Kong Government plan to replace currently used smart identity cards with a new enhanced version.

However, the new card could present significant privacy concerns and allow the government to tighten social control and stifle dissent.  A  key concern is that the new card will have built in radio frequency identification (RFID) which will allow the device to transmit data to and from designated devices.  This could enable the tracking of an individuals movements without their knowledge.