Nothing to hide nothing to fear?
As I’ve argued, “nothing to hide nothing to fear” assumes there will be no wrongdoing and no incompetence. My page on data abuse aims to provide real-life (as opposed to hypothetical) examples of what can happen.
Not Saussure has an article on what happened to his friend when a mistake was made with her CRB check, the outcome of which meant she couldn’t do voluntary work for a church playgroup. It took five months – and what seems to be a lot of effort by her – to be resolved.
Yes these databases are useful. But let’s not assume they – or their users – are perfect.