European Data Protection Digest

Report Finds Collection, Collation Outpace Laws

DATA COLLECTION—UK

June 20, 2013

The Future of the Force: Police, Technology and Serving the Public report suggests UK authorities’ ability to collect and curate individuals’ information is outpacing legal frameworks, The Wall Street Journal reports. “The quantum leap in surveillance is not yet matched by a leap in privacy protection,” the report cautions. A lead consultant on the report notes changes in technology and the questions that brings, including who can access and share data and why the data is gathered. “These are really critical issues that need to be addressed by many of the forces,” he said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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