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Children's Databases - Safety and Privacy

Anderson, R; Brown, I; Clayton, R; Dowty, T; Korff, D; Munro, E; (2006) Children's Databases - Safety and Privacy. Information Commissioner's Office: Wilmslow. Green open access

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Abstract

This report describes in detail the policy background, the systems that are being built, the problems with them, and the legal situation in the UK. An appendix looks at Europe, and examines in particular detail how France and Germany have dealt with these issues. Our report concludes with three suggested regulatory action strategies for the Commissioner: one minimal strategy in which he tackles only the clear breaches of the law, one moderate strategy in which he seeks to educate departments and agencies and guide them towards best practice, and finally a vigorous option in which he would seek to bring UK data protection practice in these areas more in line with normal practice in Europe, and indeed with our obligations under European law.

Type:Book
Title:Children's Databases - Safety and Privacy
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Information Studies

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