‘Database state’ report

An interesting new report has recently been released from a senior researcher, Ian Brown,  from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) .  It charts the cost and scale of data collection and the methods used in data preservation and maintenance.  As listed on the OII web site; the report has also been receiving a lot of press (view report).

Press: The Database State report has been covered by the Times Online: 10 government databases ‘will break the law’; The Guardian: Right to privacy broken by a quarter of UK’s public databases, says report; BBC News: Call to scrap ‘illegal databases’; The Independent: Quarter of UK’s databases are ‘illegal’; The Telegraph: One in four government websites illegal, and Reuters: Quarter of state databases “should be scrapped”.

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