Data Reform Bill will reduce transparency and accountability

10/06/2022 | Prospect

An article in Prospect highlights the dangers represented by the new Data Reform Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech last month. If past experience is anything to go by, public and private sector organisations need to be more transparent and accountable in the ways they process personal data, not less. The article uses the example when Big Brother Watch revealed Durham Police was using consumer profiling data supplied by Experian. Although the pilot ended in 2020, the authors warn that "it may be a sign of what is to come." The article goes on to suggest that in "one version of our future, public and private entities work more and more closely to harvest more and more personal data, processing it in ways that lead to life-altering decisions."

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