Saturday, 25 April 2009

NO2ID Birmingham April meeting

This month's meeting will take place on Tuesday 28 April at 7:30pm. As usual, we'll be meeting in the Boardroom at Bennett's Bar, B2 5RS.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

ContactPoint reveals details of 55,000 children

Jenni Russell writes in the Sunday Times:

Already ContactPoint is accidentally revealing the details of 55,000 vulnerable children, whose contacts are supposedly secret, every time the database is updated. At HM Revenue & Customs, more than 600 staff have been dismissed or disciplined in three years for snooping and one woman has been jailed for twice revealing the details of a battered woman’s whereabouts to her ex-husband. Local authority staff in 30 areas have been making unauthorised searches on the Department for Work and Pensions database, curious about the employment and income details of people they know. As the databases expand, the problem will only get worse.