31 August 2006

Why ID Cards Are Idiotic: the Internal Attack


When are people going to learn that creating super-databases simply makes them super-irresistible - not least to the people authorised to use them? For example:

Office staff are hacking into the department's computers, putting at risk the privacy of 40million people in Britain.

The revelation undermines Government claims that sensitive information being collected for its controversial ID Cards scheme could not fall into criminal hands.

The security breaches occurred at the Identity and Passport Service, which is setting up the National Identity Register to provide access to individuals' health, financial and police records as part of the £8billion ID card scheme scheduled to begin in 2008.

(Via TechDirt.)

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