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gerald_duck From: gerald_duck Date: June 1st, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
As I noted in my own journal back in April, a major problem is the widespread conflation of identity with entitlement. More and more, people have to prove their identity in order to prove their entitlement, which is what both motivates identity fraud and makes it more dangerous.

On the other hand, I seldom rely on someone's identity, so it's not me who stands to lose out. Organisations peddling identity-fraud insurance seem to be trying to insure the consumer against someone else's risk. Yes, managing the paperwork would be a hassle if my identity were stolen, but I don't see what their service could do to mitigate that, and in any case prevention is much better than cure.
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