It comes to something when the Guardian are reporting on conclusions from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. They really are taking their sponsorship of the Convention on Modern Liberty seriously, it seems.
Right to privacy broken by a quarter of UK's public databases, says report
A quarter of all the largest public-sector database projects, including the ID cards register, are fundamentally flawed and clearly breach European data protection and rights laws, according to a report published today.
Claiming to be the most comprehensive map so far of Britain's "database state", the report says that 11 of the 46 biggest schemes, including the national DNA database and the Contactpoint index of all children in England, should be given a "red light" and immediately scrapped or redesigned.
The lefty bible is tending to pick and choose the liberties it wishes to defend at the moment, and the CiFers may take a while to jump on board, but at least it's a start. Couldn't be anything to do with their downward spiralling advertising revenues, could it?
How weep-inducing is it that the Rowntree report is proffering hope for Libertarians, that an authoritarian collection of nutjobs at the EU, is our only chance of halting the runaway excesses of our police-state obsessed Labour government.