Hundreds of databases with personal details at risk
The private details of UK individuals are on as many as 600 private and public databases, often without their knowledge, a study will reveal next month. The report by the thinktank Demos will say that new laws and procedures are needed to protect people's privacy and freedom.
It will call on the government to give the information commissioner greater powers of sanction against both private and public sector databases, as well as a right to make spot checks without the consent of the holders of databases.
At the Guardian.
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