Assuming by default that everyone is a danger and therefor justifying complete surveillance and control of people is not the way to go. It opens a giant can of worms that’s a guaranteed ticket to a culture we do not want. 1 reason is human character as demonstrated countless times by background, not talking about the good kind. Still another reason is that governments come and go just like the world keeps changing. When, not ifwe enter another dark period in human history it will be a digital catastrophe as all of the data accumulated is now available in the hands of wicked. Innocent data doesn’t exist, it is only a matter of the right time and the wrong hands to flip it into a weapon.
Automated Multi Source Profiling
Automated multi source profiling is now part of daily life whether you like it or not. Such profiling can be used to narrow down targets that have to be viewed for any specific reason. The motive might be good or bad, the method is flawed and will cause a lot of people to property in databases where they don’t belong. The part of gathering data from as many sources as possible and automatically use it to categorize individuals is asking for problems.
Now that humongous amounts of data can be readily analyzed and computer technologies provides the resources to handle this”big data” there will be increasing pressure to combine databases from several sources. Data gathered from government branches, commercial parties to non-profit organizations supplying another piece of the puzzle about your life. With the technology available today, it is going to be easy to collect, merge and manage the data about an individual. That all is accumulated without reason, not, for profit or simply as it is possible.
Biometric Data Sharing
The use of biometric information would be to help ascertain the identity of people within an authentic manner, especially when multiple sets of data are used. For instance, the passport files of many countries now frequently incorporate the fingerprint information but iris scan information and face recognition information are making an introduction also. Today the Canadian government employs the US biometric database along with what they must determine the desirability of someone to go into the country. Sadly enough using biometric data has become applied on the roads and by third party organizations for different uses.