Children’s database ContactPoint launched despite security fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 26th, 2009 in children, data protection, news, privacy by sally

“ContactPoint will include the names, ages and addresses of 11 million under-18s as well as information about their parents, GPs and schools. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have pledged to scrap the £224million online system – which will be accessed by at least 330,000 workers in the education, health, social care, youth justice and voluntary sectors – because they believe there is a danger that sensitive information will be mislaid or lost.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2009