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7 Sept 2005

New technology may increase ID theft

Golly! New technology such as chip-and-PIN will not solve the problem of identity theft. According to Emily Finch, a social scientist from the University of East Anglia, quoted in Computerworld, criminals will find ways around the new technical controls, such as 'snatching credit card application forms and getting new cards and numbers', apparently. Emily also points out that new technology may lead people to be even less vigilant than before.
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