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Submission + - UK Government to bypass the Data Protection Act (facebook.com) 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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UK Government to bypass the Data Protection Act

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