UK Liberty

Nothing to hide nothing to fear?

Posted in database state, law and order, nothing to hide nothing to fear by ukliberty on May 29, 2007

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.

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  1. […] Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?  Check my page on data abuse. […]

  2. […] Try to think then whether or not you really have something to fear, even though you might not have anything to hide. […]

  3. “Nothing to hide” related quotes « said, on December 6, 2008 at 1:26 pm

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