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 March 21, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

From the whatever-he’s-smoking-I’d-like-some-please dept.

Brian Ferguson reports:

Every person in Britain would get their own personalised website under plans by Gordon Brown to save billions of pounds by creating a paperless state.

Online transactions are proposed for everything from claiming benefits and paying council tax to passport applications.

However, the move, due to be rolled out over the next four years, may put tens of thousands of public sector workers at risk of redundancy.

Union leaders and privacy experts are already warning of major concerns over privacy, data protection and fraud.

Read more in Scotland on Sunday.

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