[NetBehaviour] UK Government Wants To Bypass Data Protection Act.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Mar 4 11:16:09 CET 2009


UK Government Wants To Bypass Data Protection Act.

Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill, currently being debated by 
the UK Parliament, would allow any Minister by order to take from 
anywhere any information gathered for one purpose 
(http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmbills/009/09009.100-106.html), 
and use it for any other purpose. Personal information arbitrarily used 
without consent or even knowledge: the very opposite of 'Data 
Protection.' An 'Information Sharing Order', as defined in Clause 152, 
would permit personal information to be trafficked and abused, not only 
all across government and the public sector — it would also reach into 
the private sector. And it would even allow transfer of information 
across international borders.

NO2ID has launched a Facebook group to challenge this threat to data 
protection.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54487688497&ref=mf



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