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nd.gov.uk>, Graham Hadfield <[log in to unmask]>
>Perhaps the question to ask is "In what circumstances can it be proved that
>people (public and private sector) are only gathering and processing the
>information they admit to?".
That applies to all data. How do I know that credit card companies
aren't abusing the data they have about me, and that merchants aren't
all skimming the stuff off the magstripe? What about Ken Livingstone's
database of the movements of cars in Central London, or London
Transport's Oyster cards (that track where everyone goes on the tube).
Incidentally, the original Blunkettcard proposal was for very little
data to be involved, not much more than name & address, age and
nationality (plus biometric, presumably). And no transactional stuff.
Hence my remarks about the need for a "passport counterpart", if foreign
borders want somewhere to store information about visas, entry dates
etc. Something to watch, as the proposals unfold.
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