Thursday, 26 March 2009

Data warehousing

I have been whingeing about government attempts to make all our personal details available to all civil service Departments ever since the dying Major administration started to slip in the enabling legislation. Nobody seemed particularly concerned then, possibly because only a small percentage of the British public were aware of the power of information technology and the remainder were technocrats who thought it was a ripping wheeze.

In the last few years, the implications have begun to dawn on people generally. Now there is news from David Peter that MPs have thwarted the latest attempt at warehousing by Jack Straw at the Home Office.

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