Sunday, 23 December 2007

Would You Trust ...

Would you trust the UK Government to run a National ID Card Database ?

The recent loss of a disk containing 25 Million Child Benefit details is incredible. Not only did they lose the disk but they neglected to encrypt the information on it. It is quite possible to, very simply and cheaply, encrypt information in such a way that would make that disk worthless to anyone who gained access to it.

Instead, Bank Account details, Dates of Birth, National Insurance Numbers for millions of people are out in the wild. This should *never* happen. Ever. There is absolutely, categorically no excuse for this.


"The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed." - Gordon Parks

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