Sunday, 5 April 2009

Databases

While the British Home Secretary was busy with her 'terror stratergy', a few things happened.

The funnier even was the discovery that her husband paid for a few porn movies and these were listed on the expense claim she signed for. So taxpayer even picks up the tab for the esteemed Home Secretary's husband's porn movies...

The less funny event was that about a quarter of the Government's databases held on people have been deemed illegal. Not that it matters...

After many high-profile data loss scandals, the report examined 46 public sector systems. A quarter of them were "almost certainly" illegal under human rights or data protection laws.

Professor Ross Anderson of Cambridge University, said: "Britain's database state has become a financial, ethical and administrative disaster which is penalising some of the most vulnerable members of our society."

Funnily, the Government said it was "never losing sight" of its obligations under the data protection and human rights acts. Ah yes, so the absolutely incredible data loss scandals are then quite an attack of blindness...

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