Nov 102014
 
 November 10, 2014  Surveillance

Paul Peachey reports:

The global system designed to track paedophiles is failing as nations refuse to share information following the Edward Snowden spying revelations, child protection experts have warned.

Suspicions of government “snooping” and potential privacy breaches have meant that countries have proved unwilling to hold and disseminate information on known and dangerous child abusers.

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Mr Allen said that senior politicians from undisclosed countries told him they were unwilling to set up registers, believing that the data should not be held, or expressed concern about a public backlash over the holding of private information in the wake of the National Security Agency controversy.

Read more on The Independent.

Someone will undoubtedly try to blame this on Snowden, but I think we all know where the responsibility really lies.

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