Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Stokes Law Stokes Trouble for the National ID database

I love this:

"I propose new law, to go alongside Moore's Law and Reed's Law and all of our other useful tools for doing back-of-the-envelope projections of where things will be going in the short- to medium-term. I propose Stoke's Law, which is that

as the amount of data that the government collects grows, so will the number of people who are victims of crimes that were made possible by unauthorised access to government databases.
[From Analysis: Metcalfe's Law + Real ID = more crime, less safety "

So obvious yet so profound!

Also in today's mail - FIPR report an ICM survey that 25% of the UK population now "strongly" opposed to the national ID database - up from 17% last September.

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