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May 13th, 2002

Privacy: Electoral Roll for sale?

http://www.press.dtlr.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2002_0196

Local Government Minister, Nick Raynsford today published draft regulations that will allow two versions of the electoral roll to be published. These changes balance the individual elector’s right to privacy and the needs of others to carry out their functions.

Under the regulations councils will from December 2002 have two electoral registers - a full register which will be used for electoral, crime prevention, and other limited purposes such as checking people's applications for credit, and an edited register which can be sold to anyone. Electors can choose whether they want their names and addresses to appear on the edited register.


The full text of the regulations and policy paper can be found at: http://www.elections.dtlr.gov.uk/consult/register/index.htm
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Weird news

Bees: http://www.ananova.com/yournews/story/sm_586807.html
Hamsters: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/in_depth/sci_tech/2000/dot_life/newsid_1984000/1984162.stm
Dubya: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1984000/1984995.stm

(Ok, that last one shouldn't be weird, I just can't figure out which way he's bouncing on this issue)
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