Free data for everybody

After today’s announcement on the new UK children’s database;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8052512.stm

I worry about the data, which in theory is secure, but let’s face it, what credibility does the Labour government has on the subject;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7771787.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7103911.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7147715.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bradford/8033172.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/8003757.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/wales_politics/7935210.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7345533.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7148770.stm

(there are many many more examples but I got tired of writing them)

So as you can imagine I am very worried indeed on the whole subject of data centralization in the hands of government officials, let’s face it, they don’t know what they are doing at all.



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