A quarter of all the largest public-sector database projects, including the ID cards register, are fundamentally flawed and clearly breach European data protection and rights laws, according to a report published today.
As the expensive and pointless ID card scheme plods on, consuming vast sums of money for no real benefit, it transpires that – as Civil Liberties groups have long claimed – an awful lot of the huge databases the government keep contravene data protection legislation. This includes the ID cards register.
Mr Barron still hasn’t provided any reasons why he might be in favour of such a scheme, or how he thinks it will be in any way cost effective. I wonder if he will comment on the database underpinning it being in contravention of legislation his own government made law?