Microsoft's UK technology chief, Jerry Fishenden, has condemned the UK government's ID card plans.
"Mr Fishenden, national technology officer for the computing giant, said it could lead to "massive identity fraud".
"Putting a comprehensive set of personal data in one place produces a honeypot effect - a highly attractive and richly rewarding target for criminals," he told The Scotsman.
The system was "something that no technologist would ever recommend", he said."
Good for him.