Friday, May 11, 2007

FACTA may need to be updated

FACTA, or the US "Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act" aka the shredding law may need a major update soon.

Looks like shredding is no longer going to be a realistic method of destroying documents. May I suggest . . . an incinerator.

"It's been years in the making, but finally software designed to electronically piece together some 45 million shredded documents from the East German secret police went into service in Berlin on Wednesday. Now, a puzzle that would take 30 diligent Germans 600 to 800 years to finish by hand, according to one estimate, might be solved by computer in seven."