You approach closer and close to the "absolute truth", but never get there, and every pi microns there is an e chance that there will be a step function and the whole convergence has to start again.
And then the cylons show up (;-))
The difference is that the repo company is using your information commercially, rather similarly to the photographic case, and you're required by law to display your license plate. The body requiring you to do the displaying has a duty of confidentiality toward you, and. for example, may be failing in it by not restricting what commercial entities do with the information.
It's technically a "vexed problem", but not necessarily an insoluble one.
Making it even harder is the question of scale. As Joseph Stalin once said, "quantity has a quality all it's own", a problem the courts have not been very forward in addressing.
Thinking about mostly legalistic issues, although this is really a public policy question. Our lawgivers haven't been terribly forward in addressing those, you understand!
Generally, a business, such as a repo company, can retain your information during the period in which you're doing business with them. If I were to consent to being scanned, then they could keep the scan only so long as it takes to see if I'm on the list of cars to be repossessed.
Since I haven't consented to the collection of "personal information" ("personally identifying information" in the US), and that information is a regulated government-issued identifier, then there's a case to be made that the repo company variously
- * isn't entitled to the information
- * requires a licence to use it under controlled circumstances
- * is entitled only to compare it to a list. or
- * is entitled to retain it only until it has been compared.
Similar logic applies to facial recognition: the right to photograph is stronger, but the right to retain is weaker.
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The fact that The World is becoming more complex and rapid is, I guess, a non-disputable one. Even though countries organise thmeselves in unions, alliances and treaties, or companies go through mergers and acquisitions, the amount of information coming at play is growing without any limits. The fields are becoming narrower and narrower, otherwise nobody could be any longer expert at anything. No more you can be an authority in an entire area of physics, biology or mathematics.
Simultanously with that, the news served to us by major TV networks or Internet news portals are getting simpler and simpler, with more big pictures and less precise text or data. Maybe those who decide what media look like came to a conclusion, than after a tough day at work we need to be presented with easly digested, quick-to-read news. News, where there are clear divisions between black and white, news that are shocking in their simplicity, or just the non-sense dribble which allows are minds basically to turn off.
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There is a stolen IMEI list, but it's not used much, possibly for this very reason. Car thieves have to forge a VIN, why shouldn't phone thieves have to forge an IMEI?
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