posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by On the level
Most of it is linked for quicker identification purposes.
For instance, if I phone up my doctor's surgery for an appointment now, they only ask you your date of birth. They'll read the name out & ask is
that you. You say yes & they'll allocate you an appt.
If I'm phoning a taxi, they'll ask for the phone number & they already know the name, address from previous orders.
One of the chinese restaurants next to me use the telephone number as the primary identification source as well.
Some people might take exception to stuff like that being used, but I can understand it myself since it's quicker for some businesses to keep using a
database of 'repeat customers'.
What I'd take exception to is walking into a shop & them being able to automatically access your credit details/history etc. Or going into a chemist
& getting some silly little school leaver looking at your medical records etc, etc. That would be a gross invasion of privacy!