The Digital Single Market (DSM) initiative spearheaded by unelected official Andrus Ansip for the European Commission will identify each user of the internet in the EU and assign them an electronic identification tag enabling authorities to better track individuals on the internet.
More generally, this issue includes the ways in which users identify themselves in order to access online platforms and services. It is recognised that a multitude of username and password combinations is both inconvenient and a security risk. However, the frequent practice of using one’s platform profile to access a range of websites and services often involves non-transparent exchanges and crosslinkages of personal data between various online platforms and websites. As a remedy, in order to keep identification simple and secure, consumers should be able to choose the credentials by which they want to identify or authenticate themselves. In particular, online platforms should accept credentials issued or recognised by national public authorities, such as electronic or mobile IDs, national identity cards, or bank cards Digital Single Market (Pg 10)
By introducing a mandatory ID system for all internet users, the reasoning behind the EU initiative is to do away with multiple passwords for all internet portals and to track users more accurately. The drawback for the user is that their loss of internet anonymity will result in their every move on the internet being tracked by the EU government as well as commercial corporations and marketers. Anonymity, which is one of the hallmarks and original concepts of the internet will thus be removed.
This Orwellian move by the EU is only a totalitarian tiptoe step, as in the future, any form of questioning the EU could be deemed as Thoughtcrime, or in today’s terminology (hate speech/fake news). In other words, any form of dissent, questioning of political ideology, alternative view to the state or satire would be punishable with physical imprisonment and arrest.
The future of the EU is a dystopian nightmare becoming reality every day, as little embers and revelations come to light, bit by bit.
Britain must preserve its democracy, its freedom of expression, it must separate itself from this totalitarian EU march towards certain digital imprisonment and Stasi hell.
We must Vote Leave on June 23, not only for your sake, but for the sake of future generations, for the mantle of freedom, democratic accountability, and the right to free expression.