Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Microsoft CTO condemns UK ID card plan

Microsoft's UK technology chief, Jerry Fishenden, has condemned the UK government's ID card plans.

"Mr Fishenden, national technology officer for the computing giant, said it could lead to "massive identity fraud".

"Putting a comprehensive set of personal data in one place produces a honeypot effect - a highly attractive and richly rewarding target for criminals," he told The Scotsman.

The system was "something that no technologist would ever recommend", he said."

Good for him.

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