Feb 062010
 
 February 6, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Jamie Doward reports:

Privacy campaigners expressed shock last night after it emerged that large amounts of confidential personal information held about British citizens on a giant computer network spanning the European Union could be accessed by more than 500,000 terminals.

The figure was revealed in a Council of the European Union document examining proposals to establish a new agency, based in France, that would manage much of the 27 EU member states’ shared data. But the sheer number of access points to the Schengen Information System (SIS) – which holds information regarding immigration status, arrest ­warrants, entries on the police national ­computer and a multitude of personal details – has triggered concerns about the security of the data.

Read more in the Guardian.

  One Response to “500,000 EU computers can access private British data”

  1. That is truly mind-boggling.

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