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"The InsureNet technology assigns a "UC", (Unique Code), to each combination of policy and VIN, (Vehicle Identification Number), which becomes the "bridge" between insurers and government entities and records."
Originally posted by desertdreamer
I don't know that I would let a barcode on a license plate worry me. What about the barcode on your vehicle? What about all the barcodes elsewhere?
It is unlikely that the cop will ignore your insurance card anyways, but you keep thinking those paranoid thoughts.
Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by whitewave
Then we have Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of National Intelligence, who proclaimed in a speech last October that “protecting anonymity isn’t a fight that can be won.” Privacy-minded people have long warned of a world in which an individual’s every action leaves a trace, in which corporations and governments can peer at will into your life with a few keystrokes on a computer. Now one of the people in charge of information-gathering for the U.S. government says, essentially, that such a world has arrived.
For now, few systems are in place to help us understand what data is being gathered or correct the inevitable mistakes, and in the absence of laws that define punishments for data breaches—and judges who enforce them—companies can walk away from serious privacy violations with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
Using a $250 Motorola RFID reader and antenna connected to his laptop, Chris recently drove around San Francisco reading RFID tags from passports, driver licenses, and other identity documents. In just 20 minutes, he found and cloned the passports of two very unaware US citizens. Fortunately, Chris wears a white hat; his video demonstration is meant to raise awareness to what he calls the unsuitability of RFID for tagging people