Friday, March 20

Why I am not worried about the Surveillance Campaign in the UK

One of my friends sent me this link. This reminded me of the whole fight over privacy and the national identity card scheme in the UK. There is a huge hoo haa fight over this card. Well, I am not very worried about this at all, for the following reasons:

  1. it will take them 10 years to collect the data.
  2. then some ham fisted idiot is going to leave the laptop on a train
  3. a public inquiry will be launched
  4. another 3 years delay
  5. then they will hire IBM/EDS/Accenture/BT to build a hideously giant system to manage this.
  6. Spend 3 years to negotiate
  7. 2 years later, the suppliers will be back to ask for more money and it will fail.
  8. Then the Scottish National party will want a Scottish specific system
  9. Then the EU human rights court will get involved and the system will be delayed by another 7 years (like the VAT argument on food in France)
  10. Then the technology will change

See? nothing to worry about.

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