Concerns over child database

September 11, 2007 10:00 AM

Cambridge campaigners are protesting against a database to store information about every child in Britain, except the children of celebrities and senior politicians.

David Howarth, MP for Cambridge, joined the campaigners at Cherry Hinton Festival on Saturday collecting signatures for a petition against ContactPoint and the Government's National Identity Card Database.

Andrew Watson, Cambridge NO2ID coordinator, said:

"The ContactPoint database will carry information about all children except those of celebrities and cabinet ministers. By giving these children an exemption, the Government is admitting that the database is insecure.

David added:

David Howarth and NO2ID campaigners

David Howarth with the NO2ID campaigners

"There are serious risks in the ContactPoint database. How can we be sure that our children's private information will be secure? The Government needs to assure us that it has carefully considered and taken action to reduce these risks."

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