Just seen a documentation about surveillance on tv.
There were great technologies as face-recognition, implanted chips, 4mio cameras in Great Britain but no sinle word about the databases.
The tech stuff is crap, it will change every year. Maintenance of the databases and the infrastructure are the real threat.
Just think about the IT-problems in your company, the government won’t be better. One false entry and you get severe problems. Everyone knows some stories about administration horror, mostly if you move to another city or change your employer, insurance or telco.
At least one update goes wrong and now imagine the new entry is similar to a crminal. Just some weeks ago, Mikado showed that a certain amount of credit transfer was enough to get under suspicion.
So just do a quick check and go through your addressbook on your mobile phone.
Are sure that none of these numbers is outdated?
Just a few things from my neighbourhood which could lead to some bad entries
- both license plate was stolen. When reporting this to the police, there were already two complaints from gas stations about not paying the bill for that number.
- Three women with the same name which lived in one street moved to different towns in one quater, two got married since then. The forwarding requests aren’t working at all, especially the television fee was requested from the remaining single twice.
- a contract for a moblie phone couldn’t be accepted, because the regstration office failed at updating the first and second residence the right way. So a credit rating was not possible.
So always remember that it’s not the high tech stuff that you have to fear, but a lazy administration