Register of Electors by internet
zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk
Fri Oct 1 16:04:25 BST 2010
Peter Gutmann wrote:
> Peter Tomlinson <pwt at iosis.co.uk> writes:
>> which immediately offers me:
>> and Kaspersky IS chokes on the digital certificate, because the issuer isn't
>> included in its base set of trusted certificate providers.
> When I try and connect there I get a year-old (i.e. not hurriedly-replaced)
> Verisign cert.
Yes, I think it's likely to be a real site, for some value of "real".
But I think that misses one point, which is why there is a centralised
site for electoral registration at all.
AIUI these registers are kept by the local councils, not centrally. Why
can't the Councils just do it themselves? Why have a third party do it?
I don't know the details of the thinking behind this, if any, but it
seems on the face of it to be yet another centralising information grab
And that's bad, for the reasons we all know - a centralised database
contains all the data, so it's the one best place to look if you want to
be able to access any particular data, or all the data.
-- Peter Fairbrother
(slightly drunk, hope this is clear)
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