“Collecting personal data from across government opens door to abuse”

Another example of how America is being “transformed” – the entire concept of “privacy concerns” is being replaced by the idea of nobody* gets any. No more privacy. Your information is not yours any more.

By mid-December, the federal government is planning to quietly enact what could be the largest consolidation of personal data in the history of the republic. If you think identity theft is a problem now, wait until Uncle Sam serves up critical information on 300 million American citizens on a platter….

…In order to determine eligibilty for health insurance subsidies, the new exchange has to bring together information about you and your family from the Treasury Department and IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, as well as your Social Security number — all coordinated by the Department of Health and Human Services….

…when the constantly updated information is combined in a central data hub, the potential for abuse is staggering. For one thing, the hub will have all the details needed to steal identities and fraudulently access credit.

Given the enormous complexity of the task, and the extremely tight deadlines specified under ObamaCare, you would hope that the Obama administration would have been open about exactly how this is being put together, how it will work and what the privacy protections will be. That’s not the case….

…The documents also revealed that the federal data will be combined with data streams from state governments. This hub will achieve what has, until now, only appeared in pulp thrillers: a central database linking critical state and federal data on every U.S. citizen for real-time access.

from USA Today

*Somehow, I doubt that the elites will be experiencing problems with their data being made public….