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John Welford, 10:45 on Friday:
Yesterday, I posted a 3-page letter to my MP expressing my concern primarily over the database behind the system.
The cards alone are not the big threat - the biggest threat is the fact that all databases have a very weak spot - the humans operating them.
This database will be funadmentally insecure because you cannot guarantee that the people working on it can be trusted. Normally, this doesn't matter too much, but in a case like this where our entire identity and personal details are at stake, the risk is far too great.
I've just posted my letter on my website - you can read it by clicking my name at the end of this posting, or going direct to:
If anyone has any comments, please feel free to email me (contact details on my website).
Cheers,Dave Silvester, 15 years ago.