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White House plan to nuke social security numbers is backed by Equifax's ex-top boss

James 51

This topic has been around for a long time. I can't remember the article now (probably on the BBC given this quote) but an expert said that the situation in the UK wasn't as bad as the US as companies did not use NI numbers as an ID field, therefore it was less useful for collating data from various organisations/hacked databases. Like biometrics though these are IDs and should never be passwords.

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