The first part of the roll out is to train 300 council workers as administrators, it will then be rolled out to 19 or so 'Early Adopters' - a motley group of Councils and charities including Barnardos. The eventual aim is to enable access by an estimated 390,000 users throughout England and Wales.
WTF? So we enable a massive group of false-charity-workers and jobs-worth-council-employees access to personal information on any child in England and Wales. If ever there was a charter for data loss and compromise of personal information this is it, but that is the least of my worries.
- First of all who gave permission for their children's details to be held on this derisible control freakery database?
- Give me one clear illustration how such a massive increase in state snooping will make any difference to child abuse? In all of the recent cases of child abuse the families were already known to Social Services.
- Do you really believe that when 'the children' whose details are held on this database come to an arbitrary chosen 'age of adulthood' their details will be deleted?
- Why, no how, could it cost £224 million?
- Why is nobody willing to discuss the potential for serious abuse by pervs? There has got to be at least one in a user population of 390,000. It'll be like an Argos catalogue for them.
Database state, too fucking right - while we are at it why don't we just barcode or chip every child born, use the scanners in every shop to monitor their movements, put them all under curfew after 5:30 and install CCTV in their parents homes? What hope have we got? Or more importantly what hope is there for our future, and our future's liberty?