Aug 152011
 
 August 15, 2011  Govt, Non-U.S.

Carrie-Ann Skinner reports:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has slammed the way the government uses and stores personal data about UK citizens.

In the Protecting Information Privacy report, the Commission called the existing system “deeply flawed” and revealed Brits are not really sure what information is held about them by the government and it is difficult to hold someone accountable when misuse of data occurs. Furthermore, it expects privacy breaches to “get worse in the future” because the demand for personal information is likely to increase and new ways of collecting, storing and sharing data are found.

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