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What on earth do children need an identity card or an identity database for? Surely putting children’s details into a single database is inviting trouble, as senior social workers have pointed out here in the U.K. They (quite rightly) worry that the database of kids will end up being exploited to harm the people it is trying to protect. The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ACDS) chairman, Mr. Richard Stiff, says that confusion over who is responsible for vetting users and policing the system
may allow a situation where an abuser could be able to access ContactPoint for illegitimate purposes with limited fear of any repercussions
What does he mean “may do”? It is guaranteed to. Sorry to sound like I’m ranting, but ContactPoint is entirely symptomatic of the government’s strangely 1960s view of the connection between information technology and identity: big databases are the solution to everything.
These opinions are my own (I think) and are presented solely in my capacity as an interested member of the general public [posted with ecto]