General Assembly Resolution # 574
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #110 “Identity Theft Prevention Act” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the crime of identity theft as a reprehensible action, which can ruin the lives of victims and cause issues on a grand scale, and the passage of Resolution 110, Identity Theft Prevention Act to help address this issue,
Concerned by several flaws present within Resolution 110, which distract from the good intended to come from the act, most notably the flaws that the International Identity Database has, such as:
The database only being accessible by law enforcement within member-states, meaning that in the cases of privatized law enforcement, the governments of member-states have no way to reliably access the database without going through a third party that does have access,
Allowing any law enforcement officer to access the database, regardless of need, prior history, or other basic security precursors that such an international system should have in place inherently allows abuse of the information therein, especially when coupled with the lack of mechanism to protect the identities of those entered within the database, meaning that malicious law enforcement officers can potentially sell the data of victims of identity theft for profit or other personal or organizational gain,
The lack of mechanism to input discovered stolen identities into the database if there was no report made, ultimately hindering the efforts of the database by potentially large amounts,
Similarly, the lack of any defined method for removing an individual from the database, meaning that even in cases where identities were mistakenly reported as stolen or where stolen identity cases were solved, there is a significant chance where law enforcement will continue to be notified when the rightful owner of an identity uses their identity in a perfectly lawful fashion,
Worried by other minor flaws within the resolution outside those found within the bounds of the above, such as:
Identity thieves being forced to pay monetary compensation even when monetary compensation is not appropriate due to no money being lost, or where the victim is deceased or otherwise incapacitated and there is no way for the money to reach them, or where the identity theft does not have any money to pay,
The lack of specification on how the World Identity Theft Database operates, how it disseminates information, and how it protects tourists specifically,
Generally poor writing, which potentially allows nations to abuse and bypass the resolution, especially regarding the exceptions given to the ban of identity theft, and with the definition of identity theft already being referred to as a crime,
Believing that these flaws ultimately undermine the resolution as a whole, and make a case for striking it from the records,
And hoping that a future resolution will be able to address the problem of identity theft without leaving the flaws that the target did,
Hereby repeals Resolution 110, Identity Theft Prevention Act.