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UK Government to bypass the Data Protection Act

rar42 (626382) writes | more than 5 years ago

Privacy 1

rar42 writes "Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill — currently being debated by the UK Parliament — would allow any Minister by order to take any information gathered for one purpose from anywhere, and use it for any other purpose.

Personal information arbitrarily used without consent or even knowledge. The very reverse of 'Data Protection'.

An 'Information Sharing Order', as defined in Clause 152, would permit personal information to be trafficked and abused, not only all across government and the public sector — it would also reach into the private sector. And it would even allow transfer of information across international borders.

NO2ID has launched a Facebook group to challenge this threat to data protection."

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Just allows what the NSA can do? (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 5 years ago | (#27046379)

The UK just wants to cover itself.
The good old days of standing before the "house" and saying 'we' do not spy on UK citizens is over.
Allowing the NSA spy at will from bases within the UK.
Spying on "Ireland" []
The problem is not the spying, or allowing US bases to spy.
The problem for your average UK MP critter is getting exposed lying to the house.
A baited question about domestic public/corporate surveillance and this helps with that.
The MP can face questions in the house knowing they will be covered as they spin.
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