IF it helped to keep you safer, would you be happy for CCTV to be installed in every public place? How about giving your fingerprints or a DNA sample to the police for a national database?
Thousands of members of the public were asked these questions by YouGov, to try to find out whether people thought privacy or safety was most important to them.
The results showed that most people (between 57-63%) supported the idea of compulsory ID cards for every citizen. Many countries already have these, but many Brits haven’t liked the idea whenever it has been suggested.
Slightly more people supported the idea of CCTV everywhere, particularly in relation to tackling terrorism.
More than half (50-59%) would be happy to be on a national DNA database, while 53-64% would let their fingerprints be on a similar database.
What’s more important to you? Privacy or safety?