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    Now I'm happy..

    Between the EU and Sir Humphrey what these reviews, safeguards, regulation etc. will actually amount to is anyone's guess but I was stilll very delighted to read this bit:

    The new coalition Government has set out a programme "to reverse the substantial erosion of civil liberties under the Labour Government and roll back state intrusion". Many of the measures proposed will impact the way Britain is policed:

    - A Freedom or Great Repeal Bill.

    - The scrapping of ID card scheme, the National Identity register, the next generation of biometric passports and the Contact Point Database.

    - Outlawing the finger-printing of children at school without parental permission.

    - The extension of the scope of the Freedom of Information Act to provide greater transparency.

    - Adopting the protections of the Scottish model for the DNA database.

    - The protection of historic freedoms through the defence of trial by jury.

    - The restoration of rights to non-violent protest.

    - The review of libel laws to protect freedom of speech.

    - Safeguards against the misuse of anti-terrorism legislation.

    - Further regulation of CCTV.

    - Ending of storage of internet and email records without good reason.

    - A new mechanism to prevent the proliferation of unnecessary new criminal offences

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    Sounds good, as always only time will tell though!

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    Some of you probably ought to read this bit from the Protection of Freedoms Bill:

    (1) Subsection (2) applies in relation to any processing of a child’s biometric
    information by or on behalf of the relevant authority of—

    (a) a school,

    (b) a 16 to 19 Academy, or

    (c) a further education institution.

    (2) The relevant authority must ensure that a child’s biometric information is not
    processed unless—

    (a) each parent of the child consents to the information being processed, or

    (b) such consent is not required in one or more cases and is given in any
    other case.

    (3) See section 27 for further provision about consent (including when consent is
    not required).

    (4) But if, at any time, the child—

    (a) refuses to participate in, or continue to participate in, anything that
    involves the processing of the child’s biometric information, or

    (b) otherwise objects to the processing of that information,

    the relevant authority must ensure that the information is not processed,
    irrespective of any consent given by a parent of the child under subsection (2).

    (5) Subsection (6) applies in relation to any child whose biometric information, by
    virtue of this section, may not be processed.

    (6) The relevant authority must ensure that reasonable alternative means are
    available by which the child may do, or be subject to, anything which the child
    would have been able to do, or be subject to, had the child’s biometric
    information been processed.
    Exceptions and further provision about consent

    (1) For the purposes of section 26(2), the consent of a parent is not required if the
    relevant authority is satisfied that—

    (a) the parent cannot be found,

    (b) the parent lacks capacity (within the meaning of the Mental Capacity
    Act 2005) to give consent,

    (c) the welfare of the child requires that the parent is not contacted, or

    (d) it is otherwise not reasonably practicable to obtain the consent of the
    parent.

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