Saturday, 24 January 2009

Concealed assault on privacy

Serious concerns have been raised regarding a controversial new amendment to the UK's Data Protection Act. The pressure group NO2ID (which campaigns to prevent the introduction of ID cards in the UK), calls the amendment a "concealed assault on privacy":

"Hidden in the new Coroners and Justice Bill [2] is one clause (cl.152) amending the Data Protection Act. It would allow ministers to make 'Information Sharing Orders', that can alter any Act of Parliament and cancel all rules of confidentiality in order to use information obtained for one purpose to be used for another... This single clause is as grave a threat to privacy as the entire ID Scheme."


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