Big Brother

2001-11-09 09:38 ☼ post

The case for a national data warehouse is a column by Vijay Sankaran over at TechRepublic proposing the potential benefits of creating a nation wide tracking system.

A national data warehouse would combine all of the law enforcement agencies’ criminal activity and suspect data. It could include imported data from Interpol, Scotland Yard, and the KGB. The data would include credit card feeds, purchases, movements, and suspicious activities by individuals in the database. Based on the level of suspicion that individuals generate, a rules engine could score them on their level of threat to society.

We may be moving in that direction, but it sounds pretty Big Brother to me.