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The insidious and repellant growth of the database state

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I’d love to go abroad again for a holiday……….

………….but I don’t want to be viewed as a suspected terrorist.

All information passengers give to travel agents, including home address, phone numbers, email address, passport details and the names of family members, is shared with an unknown number of Government agencies for ‘analysis’ and stored for up to ten years.

I’ll remember that the next time I’m in South Shields town centre ogling in a travel agent’s window for a bargain.

It is to be hoped that some Liberal Democrat with a conscience will be twisting Pauline Neville-Jones’ arm to review this “profiling” .

On a separate and equally worrying matter, I am glad to see that Damian Green, who himself was a victim of police profiling, has decided that the awful conditions for children at Yarls Wood are just not good enough in a civilised society:

‘Our coalition government is committed to ending the detention of children for immigration purposes – we think this is the right thing to do.

‘I hope that we can have plans agreed within the next few months.’

Amen to that!

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Written by curly

May 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm

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