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