Business to get access to Aussie ID Card Data ?

Just in on the ABC news:

Federal Human Services Minister Joe Hockey has signalled that private sector companies like banks and supermarkets may be given access to information stored on the Government’s “smart card”.

Joe Hockey says:

So a blanket policy saying that the private sector can have no access to the card, or a blanket policy saying that only certain government agencies can have access, or a blanket policy saying that individuals can or cannot change the information, I think is crazy at this particular point of time

No, Mr. Hockey, I think you’re crazy for considering letting private companies get access to this data!