Feeds

Minister confirms U-turn on data sharing

But zombie clause will return

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Justice minister Michael Wills confirmed to Parliament yesterday that clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill to provide ministers with unlimited inter-department data sharing has been removed.

The clauses were tacked onto an unrelated bill dealing with making certain inquests secret - this has also been amended and reduced in scope.

Wills said the move was not a U-turn but the result of "proper process of parliamentary scrutiny". Jack Straw also claimed to be following such parliamentary niceties by announcing the changes to the House, but of course he did no such thing; the reversal was spun anonymously to Sunday papers ten days ago.

But the government's love affair with databases as the cure for all ills has not ended.

Wills told the House the proposals would be redrafted and will be reintroduced at some point in the future - as predicted by our own Monsieur Ozimek ten days ago.

The data sharing proposals were heavily criticised by the British Computing Society and the British Medical Association amongst others. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.