Letter: Technology can create other problems

Regarding "Moran pushes 'smart' license": While a lot of people might say, "Whoa, Big Brother!," I think that takes it a bit too far.

It seems that many people fall victim to the notion that technology can cure any problem. They do not dwell on what problems it might create. Without strong encryption, which has been neglected and refused by commerce in general, this idea will not get off the ground. You cannot have an radio frequency identification chip sending out signals saying, "Hi, I'm here! Hack me!" or have a credit card that contains medical, financial, personal data without it being completely unhackable.


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Reader comments

Fri, Sep 26, 2008 Roger Rocket

The building block for addressing any technologies that effect privacy would be National legislation that defines what information is private for all Americans. Currently, we have a law for medical information and a privacy law for the Federal Government, but only some case law for privacy of individual Americans. So, we are left arguing and defining privacy for every technology idea that comes along.

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