Clare Rawlinson reports:
Licence-holders have expressed outrage at the Government’s plan to enforce the Banned Drinkers Register through online and interstate alcohol purchases.
A new online register – accessible to any genuine liquor retailer – will prevent those on the BDR from buying alcohol through online stores. But it has raised questions about privacy and identity theft.
“That’s a whole database for the ID theft people…unbelievable,” Megan Brown told 105.7 ABC Darwin.
Read more on ABC. Despite their assurances of database security and authentication to access the database, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the database exposed on Pastebin by those who hack to demonstrate that claims of security are highly overblown.