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It’s a cat and mouse game” – what will be the consequences of a driver’s licence database?

By Fergus Hanson

The potential uses of a national driver's licence database could be wide-ranging and a cause for concern, according to the Head of International Cyber Policy for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Fergus Hanson.

The Prime Minister announced plans for a national driver's licence database last week at the Council of the Australian Governments. It was determined that this database would be the best way to combat terrorism, and all state leaders have agreed. Mr Hanson speaks with Brian Carlton about some of the situations the database could be used for, how it may fail, and if it could be susceptible to hackers. “No data is completely safe,” says Mr Hanson.

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