Monday, September 05, 2005

Reliance on new technology may increase identity theft

Dr. Emily Finch, a British criminologist, recently suggested that an over-reliance on technical measures such as id cards and smart credit cards may not alleviate problems with fraud. Criminals are tenacious and will find ways around the technology, while consumers may become lax in thinking that their information is better protected. From South Africa's Independent Online: New technology may increase identity theft.

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