Biometrics are not a panacea for data loss
Ian Brown writes, “Biometrics are not a panacea for data loss:”
“What we must ensure is that identity fraud is avoided, and the way to avoid identity fraud is to say that for passport information we will have the biometric support that is necessary, so that people can feel confident that their identity is protected.” – The Prime Minister, Hansard Column 1181, 21/11/07
These assertions are based on a fairy-tale view of the capabilities of the technology, and in addition, only deal with one aspect of the problems that this type of data breach causes.
Ian, you’re too kind. It’s not a fairy-tale view, it’s contempt for the public, and a belief that they can be spun into believing anything.