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ID Cards Help Paedophiles

Well, I don’t know if they actually do, but since the government and the police are happy to make such claims on the flimsiest evidence, I’m following suit. And here’s my evidence. Kim Cameron blogs about an article he read in the Sydney Morning Herald

the Child Support Agency had 405 privacy breaches in nine months – two of which required mothers and their children to be relocated at taxpayers’ expense.

There ya go. What could be clearer? Now all I need is to find “proof” they help terrorists.

On a more serious note

Smartcard Privacy Taskforce head Allan Fels said the breaches highlighted why data on the proposed new card should be kept to a minimum.

I have nothing to add to that.

2 Comments

  1. Heh, they actually do – at least the RFID-equipped ones: ‘RFID passports with improper shielding triggers bomb in simulation’ (from http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?blogthis=1&p=289).

    Comment by Erik Abele — 25 Aug 2006 @ 12:05

  2. The Child Support Agency has got nothing to do with Paedophiles – it’s a welfare thing to support single parents.

    Comment by anon coward — 10 Nov 2006 @ 19:07

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