Friday, August 04, 2006

Warning: NetIDme

Over the last couple of days, you may have seen news items about an online children's identity verification system called 'NetIDme'. Sounds like a good idea? Go and read Spyblog's analysis!

Update 18.44 More on this at Wendy Grossman's netwars blog, where she points out:
But the real kicker is in NetIDme's privacy policy, in which the fledgling company makes it absolutely explicit that the database of information it will collect to issue IDs is an asset of a business: it may sell the database, the database will be "one of the transferred assets" if the company itself is sold, and you explicitly consent to the transfer of your data "outside of your country" to wherever NetIDme or its affiliates "maintain facilities". Does this sound like child safety to you?

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