Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hiring freelancers online to build a national ID system is probably not smart

Grand, government-level IT projects are bloody tricky beasts. You don’t have to look hard to find examples of ones that have gone over-budget and over-time. It’s never a good sign when a country cheaps out on a tech project. And yet, one IT consultancy is bravely (and stupidly) trying to sub-contract a freelancer from People Per Hours to build a national e-ID system to be deployed across a yet-unnamed country. UK tech blog The Register unearthed the advert, titled: “URGENT!!! Delivery of a National e-ID System.” It states that it’ll collect both alphanumeric and biometric data, and assign a unique…

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