BCS says bill drives “coach and horses” through informed consent

Jeremy Phillips

Computer Weekly reports that the British Computer Society (BCS) has added its voice to a growing chorus of concern about the data sharing provisions in the Coroners & Justice Bill (noted here by Datonomy) which is currently going through parliament. That venerable organisation is reported as having written to MPs that the Bill “drives a coach and horses through the Data Protection Act”. In particular, paragraphs 152-154 and Schedule 18 of the Bill devalued the principle of informed consent and “severely curtailed” the independence of the Information Commissioner.

You can read the BSC’s position on the Bill in full here.

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