How nice to read some, seemingly, positive news for once.
New Nanny (in the shape of the coalition) has decided to shut down Old Nanny's (ZaNuLabour) £224M child database.
This database holds the records of all 11 million children in England, and was launched last year. It holds the names, ages and addresses of all under-18s on a central computerised database, along with the contact details of their parents, schools and GPs.
Aside from the fact it was years behind schedule, over budget, had security flaws and didn't work well, it also gave access to the details of children to hundreds of thousands of teachers, police officers and social workers.
In other words it granted hundreds of thousands of unelected, unknown individuals the right to spy on a very large percentage of the population.
The database is being destroyed "using government-approved security standards and processes".
By they way, the best way to actually destroy a hard disc (in order to ensure that it is never read) is to take a hammer to it!
Let us trust that a new version is not created at some stage in the future.
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