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Public Meeting

Government's 'Big Brother' Database.

Do we need it?

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Dan Davies - Director of Change and Reform, IOM Government

Steve Burrows - Entrepreneur, Chartered IT Professional

Tristram Llewellyn Jones - Civil Liberties Campaigner

7:30 p.m. Monday 30th October 2017 

Manx Legion Club, Market Hill,  Douglas 

The event is free and open to all

Government says it wants 'Smarter use of your data to improve Government services' but has not yet said what this means in practice.

Its plan is to build a central citizen database, the basic building block of which is a single resident record. But who would really benefit  - them or us?
Eventually the aim is to establish government as a Single Legal Entity, thus enabling joined up governance. Yet the Programme for Government (P4G) doesn't spell it out as clearly as this.
Following consultation (now completed) P4G refers to presenting Tynwald with a feasibility study on considerations relating to a Single Resident Record by December 2017.
In anticipation of that Positive Action Group (PAG) is holding a public meeting to discuss many of the issues government will not tell us about.
  • Do I trust government with my personal information – especially in a small Island?
  • Exactly what information will be in the record?
  • Who will have access to the information?
  • Will Government start to know too much about us?
  • What safeguards are in place to prevent the database becoming all encompassing?
  • Have all the legal considerations been considered?
  • What would be the consequences for the Island if the data was hacked?  
Come along and join in the discussion - ask your questions!
The event is free and open to all

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