"After an avalanche of data breaches, South Korea's national identity card system has been raided so thoroughly by thieves that the government says it might have to issue new ID numbers to every citizen over 17 at a possible cost of billions of dollars.
and it is for this reason that one has to be prepared for the worst
if in belgium our EID system would get hacked we would have to change the whole DB because the Rijksregister- numbers aren't really strong enough
but there is even no clear documentation about what one should do if one loses all of its digital information online, inclusive the EID information. Does one get a new EID and a new Rijksregister (unique) number ?
when half a million data of belgians were stolen and we didn't know what has effectively stolen, nobody knew what should and would happen if the hacker would have published the EID information online and how these EID's could have been replaced