Nov 172010
 November 17, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Antony Savvas reports:

Councils will gain powers to cross-match their databases in an attempt to increase the number of people on the electoral register, said deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

Clegg said there was “no excuse for inaction” in response to estimates that 3.5m valid voters were not on the electoral roll, according to a BBC report.

However, there are concerns among privacy campaigners that such a move may in fact endanger data security. NO2ID, which successfully campaigned against the introduction of national ID cards, warned against the database matching scheme.

Read more on Computerworld (UK).

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