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 October 1, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Antony Savvas reports:
The government is considering bringing back a version of the controversial ContactPoint children’s database, just months after the original project was halted.

The ContactPoint database project was launched by the previous Labour government, but the Tories vowed to scrap it if they won power, on the grounds that it was a potential security risk to children.

After the election the coalition government announced it was pulling the plugs on the project, but now a parliamentary written answer, indicates they are having second thoughts and are considering a streamlined version of the database.

Read more on Computerworld (UK).


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