posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:44 AM
UK - Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust reports:
"Of the 46 databases assessed in this report only six are given the green light. That is, only six are found to have a proper legal basis for any
privacy intrusions and are proportionate and necessary in a democratic society. Nearly twice as many are almost certainly illegal under human rights
or data protection law and should be scrapped or substantially redesigned, while the remaining 29 databases have significant problems and should be
subject to an independent review. We hope this report will help to highlight the scale of the problem we are facing and inform the ongoing debate
about the sort of society we want to live in and how new information systems can help us get there."
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