The Government’s census bus came to Manchester on Saturday 26th February to promote the forthcoming census, and we used its arrival to launch Manchester NO2ID’s campaign to highlight the privacy concerns with yet another intrusive database project. The day was a great success and in the vicinity of the bus, we handed out over 400 leaflets to members of the public highlighting the dangers associated with the census.
The 2011 census is the most intrusive ever, with individuals required to provide very detailed personal information about themselves. However, despite the very personal nature of much of the information, the 2011 census is the least secure yet. For example, the Registration Services Act 2007 allows census information to be shared with public bodies and the more sharing there is, inevitably the more chance of a data breach, particularly given the Government’s poor record on data security.
For more information on concerns with the 2011 census see the “10 Census Lies” document attached below.
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