Liz Lightfoot in the Guardian comments on research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation ( Database State (opens a pdf file). It concludes that among a proliferation of government databases, the three causing greatest concern over legality, privacy and consent were set up to protect children.
Two other particularly good analyses of the report and background information are to be found in the Independent and the BBC .
Community Care reports that ContactPoint has been put on hold due to security issues.
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