Mar 072011
 
 March 7, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Kathleen Hall reports:

Information from this month’s UK census is at risk of confidentiality breaches from data being shared with policing or intelligence services, a leading law professor has warned.

Census data may be shared with other organisations if it is deemed to be in the interests of national security, says Douwe Korff, professor of international law at London Metropolitan University.

Data could be shared under exemptions outlined in section 39 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act (SRSA), which all government statistics are subject to (see below), he says.

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