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Re: [opensuse] Off-Topic: sending details (in)securely via email
On 06/04/2016 11:12 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2016-06-04 15:13, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 06/04/2016 07:23 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

HOWEVER, it doesn't prevent the idiot secretary forwarding the
password along with the file.

HOWEVER, it doesn't prevent the idiot secretary printing out the
image and FAXing that or scanning that.

You can disable printing and copy permission in PDFs.

Ah, yes, I forget about that.
Maybe I should apply those to the resumes I send out, or somehow ...

Or you could use DRM. ;-) :-P


Well... here there is a data protection agency. When someone throws
out the paper garbage with those private items so that anybody can
pick them, they intervene. That secretary gets fined.

So, they have permanent crews that inspect everyone's garbage ALL THE TIME?

No, I didn't think so.

And one your PII is out there, fining the the secretary doesn't get it
back. Is there going to be a court order that the secretary has to make
up any losses you incur due to ID theft? not just the emptying of you
bank account but raised insurance rates and refusals of loans and
mortgages and cost incurred of establishing a new identity? In perpetuity?

No, I didn't think so.

This kind of things should be taught at schools. They tried here,
"education for citizenship", but they got accused by the right side
of trying to forsake the right of parents to choose the religion of
their kids or something of the sort (don't trust me much in this),
and the subject was removed from the curricula.

There are people who confuse ethics and morality, and worse! They think
that things like morality is and can only be a result of religious
belief, something for which there is no evidence.

The problem is that schools DO teach ethics; they teach socialization
and other aspects of what is and is not considered acceptable social

"Education for Citizenship" is pretty broad; it should explain things
like how a democracy operates, how courts work, the difference between
civil and criminal law, how to appeal to your MP or city councillor and
a lot of stuff like that as well. But lets face it, "property law", as
in "what's yours is yours and what's mine is mine and lets keep it that
way" begins in kindergarten. Extending that to PII shouldn't be difficult.

A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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