Human Rights

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Govt databases 'unnecessary and illegal'
Govt databases ‘unnecessary and illegal’

By Ian Dunt The vast majority of government databases are unnecessary and possibly illegal, a damning new report into ‘Database Britain’ has found. The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust hired a team of leading academics, industry and privacy experts to look into government databases managing major public service functions. The group found that over eight out… Read more »

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Any justice in secret inquests?
Lords and MPs: Scrap secret inquests now

By Ian Dunt Plans for secret coroners’ inquests must be dropped immediately, according to the joint committee on human rights. The committee of MPs and Lords found the government had failed to make the case for the inquests, and should immediately give up on the proposal. “The issue of secret inquests has been controversial, and… Read more »

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