It was about their opinions on the E-Verify system currently being considered by the U.S. Congress to validate the illegibility status of all U.S. workers. One of the things that Adi Kamdar writes caught my eye:
…creating a single, government-controlled database of highly sensitive, detailed information about every legal worker in the United States.
Now, here’s the thing… what’s so worrisome about this? Isn’t the “highly sensitive, detailed information” on all legal U.S. workers already being stored in at least two other databases; Social Security and the IRS? What’s the panic with E-Verify doing the same thing? It’ll just be another database that the government controls that contains all of our “highly sensitive, detailed information”.
Maybe I’m missing something here. I often agree with EFF on many issues, but this time I’m just not so sure that this E-Verify is the monster in the closet that it’s being painted as. I could be wrong about this, though.
What are your thoughts on it?