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Re: [opensuse] Off-Topic: sending details (in)securely via email
On 2016-05-29 22:47, Daniel Bauer wrote:

So should it go public somehow at least it would not reveal usable data
to identity thieves...

I know this is not correct, but what the company asks you is not
correct, too.

I don't know about France, but in Spain the ID number is filled by the
employer on several forms that the authorities require. If they take the
number from the photo, it would cause untold problems.

However, scanning at low quality is not a bad idea. And black and white,
not colour. They can't fake a document from a bad photo, but the data
can still be read.

In Spain at least the ID number is something that we are required to
give pretty often, it is no longer that private. Knowing the number does
not suffice to steal an ID.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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