The North American Union ID: The Database

Posted on Tuesday, March 13 at 16:50 by Brent
The new ID cards come with a gigantic database that keeps track of all your personal information and biometric data. How secure are these databases? Lets first look at how well the government currently protects your data.

In July of 2005 the B.C. Ministry of Labour sold high-capacity data tapes at a public auction containing medical information about sexual abuse, HIV status, mental illness and also information from 30,000 refugees. An almost identical incident also occurred in B.C. only four years previous. If you are curious, the tapes netted the government $101. Fortunately this was limited to only patients of one hospital.

Another example of governments not being as responsible with your information as most assume was in September 2006. The US department of Commerce lost over 1,100 laptops including 250 from the Census Bureau containing such personal information as names, incomes and Social Security numbers.

So the government has had some trouble in the past with keeping our personal data personal. But industry with all of their market motivated superiority, surely they must do better?

Read the Full Article here [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on March 14, 2007]

Note: Brent Jessop - Knowledg... high-tech drivers licences under the Real ID act sold high-capacity data... over 1,100 laptops here

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