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Minister confirms U-turn on data sharing

Posted by James Hammerton @ 4:10 pm on 21 March, 2009.
Categories privacy and surveillance, British politics, the database state, accountability.
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The Register reports:

Justice minister Michael Wills confirmed to Parliament yesterday that clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill to provide ministers with unlimited inter-department data sharing has been removed.

But data sharing is not dead yet. We’ve won a battle, but the war continues:

Wills told the House the proposals would be redrafted and will be reintroduced at some point in the future - as predicted by our own Monsieur Ozimek ten days ago.

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