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UK Report: Data Protection Laws Need to Be Strengthened

The National Consumer Council (NCC) is warning that in the face of increasing levels of surveillance - such as ID cards and satellite based road pricing - existing data protection laws are failing to cope. A survey commissioned by the NCC found that 84 per cent of those interviewed have less privacy than they did 10 years ago. And 78 per cent feel people have lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by organisations.

Data laws need upgrade against 'surveillance society', Silicon.com, June 15, 2005.