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The outgoing information commissioner has predicted that government will reverse the trend to collect more personal data. Richard Thomas made the forecast as part of his farewell speech at a conference in London organised by his office. He said it reflects a growing awareness of the need for a balance between security and …

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  1. Michael

    Less data

    "The outgoing information commissioner has predicted that government will reverse the trend to collect more personal data."

    They have actually been reducing the amount of data that they hold for some time. Leaving it on lap-tops, CDs, hard drives etc.......

  2. Chris Miller

    Gummint to collect less data

    And, in other news: turkeys vote for Xmas, DARPA launches first squadron of flying pigs, etc etc

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Flame

    Listen

    Why does the government never seem to want to listen to the people who know what they're talking about?

    (and yet they're prefectly prepared to listen to the Daily Fail!)

  4. Luther Blissett

    Wrestling with Giant Haystacks

    "If you are looking for a needle in a haystack, it does not make sense to make the haystack bigger".

    Or to fill the haystack with bits of old rope, bicycle chain, Virginia's creepers, hair, Cat 5, guitar strings, used items of feminine hygiene, and so on. You know the pack drill. They don't. In theory they should get hammered. In practise, we will.

  5. Hollerith

    What is he on?

    Sure, and the Government will realise that it must stop dipping into the tax-payers' pockets, so decides to spend less on quangos for its friends, and so on.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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