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'Big brother' fears misinformed


Changes to the way government handles residents' data should not be a cause for concern, according to a minister.

The Smart Services Framework policy - previously known as the Single Resident Record - was given the go-ahead by Tynwald this week.

Rather than a centralised pool of citizen files, the SSF will instead link existing records to ensure agencies have accurate information.

Government insists sensitive information will be protected.

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas says fears over 'big brother' are misguided:

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