from the hope-the-dike-has-no-holes dept.
spam-it-to-me-baby writes: "Telopolis writes The Dutch Government is considering a commission proposal to offer the country's citizens a 'digital safe-deposit' box for personal and financial data as a means of speeding up the government's administrative process. The article says the Dutch Government's current register of population "holds on every Dutch citizen about two hundred items of personal data, like name, date and place of birth, tax number, partners, children and other parts of the 'administrative course of life'." "The police, tax office, pension funds and other organisations which are allowed to access these personal data should get an interface for direct access to the digital safe-deposits. The commission thinks this will discourage fraudulent behaviour," it says."
"Little prigs and three-quarter madmen may have the conceit that the laws of
nature are constantly broken for their sakes."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche