May 13, 2011
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Tonight on AxXiom for Liberty-
Jason Giaimo, a respected Management Accountant and Horst Poepperl, CEO of Borealis Broadband Inc. will tell us why we should think twice before submitting to the casual collection of our biometric data and what they are doing to try and protect the personal information of the people of Alaska.
In 2008 Jason Giaimo got a nasty surprise when trying to finish his CPA exam.
“After about five years of education and testing, studying and preparation, I was in the last two days of my requirements to actually get my certification as a state CPA.”
“I had already taken the first parts of the exam and I just had to show up and show two forms of ID. The rules changed on January 1, 2008, where the company involved decided they wanted to collect fingerprints from the test takers, and for a fee.”
So what did he do when confronted with the choice of providing his fingerprints and completing his exam or not giving up his prints and not being permitted to complete his test?
He said no.
“I actually refused. I’ve never been fingerprinted or been in trouble in my life. I thought that was ridiculous,” Giaimo observed. “Being a trained financial auditor, it didn’t take me long to find out that the company that takes those fingerprints send them, encrypted, over the internet to an international data mining firm called ChoicePoint.”
Jason refused to be fingerprinted but offered up every other possible form of ID. He offered to show his US passport, driver’s license, social security card and even his original birth certificate but was told that all of this was insufficient.
No biometric, no test.
Jason says “This is clearly NOT about identification, but about data collection”
Jason Giaimo, a respected Management Accountant and Horst Poepperl, CEO of Borealis Broadband Inc. will tell why you should think twice before submitting to the casual collection of your biometric data and what they are doing to try and protect the personal information of the people of Alaska.
Privacy Now Alsaka warns;
Data Mining companies, the companies that collect your personal information and then sell it to others, now want to create the conditions that will force you to submit your fingerprints.
Those fingerprints will, of course, be electronically stored and sold along with the rest of your personal information to whomever. Or worse, potentially lost to hackers or other criminals.
Think about this for a minute:
- What if you were denied a driver’s license or the ability to hold ANY job unless you submitted your fingerprints to the Government? (It’s happening now!)
- What if your child were denied access to education, the SAT or CPA exam unless they submitted to a fingerprinting “for ID” . . . even if they showed a US Passport and driver’s license as ID? (It’s happening now!)
- What if you were denied a job because you wouldn’t submit your fingerprints to the database of a data mining firm (even a foreign one) that makes billions from the sale of your private information? (It’s happening now!)
- Or if your child were denied lunch at school unless they submitted to being fingerprinted first? (It’s happening now!)
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