Jun 192010
 
 June 19, 2010  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Phil Muncaster reports:

The coalition government has decided not to shelve the controversial ContactPoint database immediately, saying instead that its operations will be scaled down gradually.

ContactPoint was designed to improve child protection by increasing the amount of information shared between government departments. It holds information on all children under the age of 18.

However, it can be accessed by at least 330,000 people, and has been heavily criticised for reasons of privacy, security and child protection.

Read more on V3.

It seems our government isn’t the only one to walk back on its promises about taking prompt action to address privacy concerns.

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