I don’t disagree with the thinking described by Simon Moores in a piece on silicon.com:
While being joined-up may offer a real advantage to government departments, the privacy risks to the rest of us are even greater. Until the public sector can demonstrate a better track record of success with personal data than it has in the past, I’ll support my spooky friend in believing that some things are best left alone.
But I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet. If we can’t provide sufficient degrees of security, we might as well give the game up, here and now. I’ll stop shopping online, and I’ll withdraw all my savings and store them in a box under the bed. As I said the other day, it’s risk vs reward.