Hi-tech no panacea for ID theft woes

Monday, 5 September 2005, 4:39 PM EST

Attempts to thwart identity theft and fraud through technology advances are likely to prove counterproductive, a British academic warns.

Dr Emily Finch, of the University of East Anglia, said the introduction of Chip and PIN on credit cards and UK government plans to introduce identity card schemes will only encourage crooks to become more imaginative.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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