Police challenge government fitness over data on …police fitness

Jeremy Phillips

Few could have envisaged, when data protection legislation was mooted back in the previous century, that it would sow the seeds of discord between the public sector and, er, the public sector in quite the way it has done. The Telegraph reports that London’s Metropolitan Police staff are threatening to withhold detailed records on staff fitness, training and even marital status on the grounds that (i) the amount of information required is excessive and (ii) in light of the Government’s track record, they have grave anxieties as to how it is to be used and protected.

The data is required for the creation of a new online data hub where civil servants can access statistics for research. Delivery of the data is said to be likely to cost the Met around £100,000.

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