Friday, December 07, 2007

Calls for the Scrapping of ContactPoint

...are growing louder by the day. Liberty and an alliance of independent school heads are now in on the job.

If you haven't done so already, the petition against the establishment of the database could do with your signature. Blogdial explains strongly and succinctly why you should sign.


Anonymous said...

And apparently, see the last para!

"The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ACDS) has written to officials outlining its “significant” concerns about the new system, called ContactPoint, The Times has learnt. Confusion over who is responsible for vetting users and policing the system “may allow a situation where an abuser could be able to access ContactPoint for illegitimate purposes with limited fear of any repercussions”, Richard Stiff, the chairman of the ADCS Information Systems and Technology Policy Committee, said.

The security fears are fuelled further by the admission that information about the children of celebrities and politicians is likely to be excluded from the system. " (Times August 07)

So does one have to become a politician?


Carlotta said...

eek...perhaps it is the only way...and given that more and more people are working for the state in one capacity or another, I guess it might become the fate of us all eventually!

Raquel said...

oh sod it..just call me MP Raquel and have done with it!

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