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de Menezes inquest transcripts available

Posted in de Menezes by ukliberty on September 25, 2008

David Mery has kindly informed me that the transcripts of the proceedings have been made available online.

Also, all documents seen by the jury in open court can also be viewed online.

(As an aside, I’m wondering if this is unprecedented.)


Personal medical data shared with council

Posted in database state by ukliberty on September 25, 2008

This is a lovely story about how an NHS ‘Trust’ shared a patient’s personal and sensitive information, without her consent, with a council.

Tony Collins (Computer Weekly):

After Elizabeth Dove saw her GP about suspected depression she was dismayed and angry to find that her sensitive NHS records were put on a database which was shared with staff at the local council.

But it was no mistake: Dove discovered that it is routine for the NHS to make medical information on some patients accessible to some employees of local councils.

Doctors have told Computer Weekly that GPs refer patients to the local Primary Care Trust which shares some medical information with the local council through joint computer systems. The data sharing is done in the name of “offering best care”.

Of course!

It is all for our own good and they know best.

And besides, they aren’t her sensitive NHS records, they are the Government’s, and they can do what they like with them.

Home Office need some time to consider…

Posted in Uncategorized by ukliberty on September 25, 2008

…whether or not to confirm or deny that they hold information relating to the Interception Modernisation Programme (that lovely system that will store the details of our communications over telephone, email, and the interwebs) – see the Open Rights Group.

The Government really is a parody of itself:

We are currently assessing the public interest in saying whether or not we hold the information you have requested …

This letter should not be taken as conclusive evidence that the information you have requested exists or does not exist.

I wonder if the public interest is served by such a reply.

I wonder if the public interest would be served by denying that the information requested existed if it did in fact exist.

LibDems invade privacy

Posted in database state, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on September 25, 2008

Surprising, coming from them.

More dishonesty on mylifemyid

Posted in ID Cards, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on September 25, 2008

When will the Government and their proxies stop lying that the information on the database is ‘basic’ and the bare minimum to confirm our identities?

Thankfully mylifemyid commenters seem to be able to see through it.