Aug 102010
 
 August 10, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

The UKPA reports:

The Information Commissioner has said he is seeking an “urgent meeting” over Government plans to use credit rating agencies to root out benefit cheats.

Christopher Graham wants to discuss the proposals with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) amid concerns over state snooping and the misuse of personal data.

It comes after David Cameron announced that private firms could be brought in to help in an “uncompromising crackdown” on benefit cheats to be unveiled in the autumn.

Read more in the Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times.

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