Brit kids fear new database will fall into paedophiles handsNovember 21st, 2007 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new report has revealed that the safety of a new Government database, containing details for every child, has become a major issue of concern among Brit kids as they fear that their house addresses could fall into the hands of paedophiles.
Dr Roger Morgan, the children’s rights director, discovered widespread concerns that sensitive information on the new database could be vulnerable to security breaches.
Therefore, he has insisted ministers to keep security for the new ContactPoint database under constant review.
The report came up after a major security breach at HM Revenue and Customs in which computer discs containing personal records for 25 million people went missing.
“The children have told me that they are concerned about the safety of ContactPoint, the Daily Mail quoted Dr Morgan, as saying.
“Children want to be assured that their information will remain safe and confidential and have asked specifically that the Government will never in the future put a child’s photograph or telephone number on the database.
“The Government has undertaken to listen to the children’s views and concerns.
“There will always be a need to keep security under review, as the repercussions of information falling into the wrong hands could be extremely dangerous,” he added.
The new database will be a new computerised list of every child in England.
The 224 million dollars computer system will contain details for each child including their name, address, date of birth, contact details for parents, details of school, doctor and professionals working with the child.
The purpose is that social workers, doctors and schools will share information on young people to stop children falling into gaps between different services. (ANI)
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