Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bank Recruiter Enables Identity Theft #privacy

I was recently approached by a recruiter for a role as PKI specialist for a Dutch bank. They asked me to scan my passport and send them a copy of it over the internet. They wanted to forward this to the bank. According to the recruiter this was normal practice for them and the bank.

Interestingly enough when I had privacy concerns they thought I was making a big deal about nothing. This is the recruiter for the Triple-A rated Dutch bank, who I’ve mentioned in my blog before. I obviously refused to send a copy of my passport over the internet, and told the recruiter that I would need some assurance that if I send them a paper copy they would not send it over the internet. I also offered to exchange keys, but this was a little difficult for the recruiter to understand.

I ended up not taking this job.

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