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 Sunday, May 17, 2009

ContactPoint, the 224 million pounds database containing details of all children in England has finally been launched following two delays due to data security concerns. This information will be available to 390,000 childcare professionals who must have undergone 'stringent security training'.

Although the UK government argues that such a database will allow for improved coordination in the services provided to children, a 2007 report by auditors Deloitte and Touche stated that it could never be secure.

(Source: BBC)

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