privacy breaches: business as usual

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by true north, Jun 3, 2008.

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  1. true north

    true north Registered Member

    Dec 14, 2006
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005

    That's what happens when you give clerks with '93 mentality - computer is a big printer - the ability to play with important data. It begins with incompetent stuff, who usually scream "technician!" when the CapsLock gets locked.

    I've yet to see a banker or any penpusher style of official who can turn on the computer without sweating. For them, the big black box is taboo and the little things going inside are not their business - it's those guys that come on thursday to fix jammed paper in the printer...

    An entire generation of people switched from paper to computer, but their minds are still back there. A basic 6-month course in security and privacy for every person dealing in customer data should help.

    Oh, huge fines would work well, too ... Like 10 million dollars per lost account? That would sober them up quickly.

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