Monday, August 27, 2007


"The added benefit of a new national children’s database is arguable at best. Public confidence in it will be undermined from the start if some information is withheld on such subjective grounds as who qualifies as a celebrity. What information is included may be too basic to be useful, and it may not even include nonpermanent UK residents — such as Victoria Climbié. The Government should spend the money on child safety measures that are less invidious, and less invasive." —The Times

As I said in the accompanying front-page article: when you have got more than 300,000 people accessing this database, it’s very difficult to stop the sale of information.

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