Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Hi-tech no panacea for ID theft woes

Now that the British are considering their own version of the REAL ID, a security expert says it can make matters worse. Dr Emily Finch, of the University of East Anglia, said the introduction of Chip and PIN on credit cards and UK government plans to introduce identity card schemes will only encourage crooks to become more imaginative. She said there was no substitute for individual vigilance.

But it really isn't about identity theft is it? Its about amassing monstrous databases for purposes of crowd control, isn't it?


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