I've just read that one of the alleged bombers was given a Passport and UK
citizenship despite having a UK criminal record. This wasn't a case of identity
theft or identity fraud. It was case of the official process breaking down.

So apologies if this is already in Kim's laws, but I'll add another.

All identity systems contain some identities that cannot be trusted.

In fact it shouldn't be too hard to come up with a Godel style mathematical proof
that this must be true in every case. There may not be anything terribly deep in
this statement, we're really just saying that to be human is to err. But it should
be remembered that there is *never* 100% trust when we're talking about Digital
ID. So we must *always* analyse and allow for the level of percentage risk and
it's implications.

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