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Child database "unnecessary": Information Commissioner

DEC admitted unlawful data collection

The Information Commissioner says a huge database of every school pupil on the Island wasn’t needed – and he’s not surprised it’s now been turned off.

Iain McDonald says the centralised school database had caused concerns for some time about the amount of data it collected and put in one place.

This week, Education Minister Tim Crookall admitted it was unlawful and had been switched off until his department could pass new legislation.

Mr McDonald says such vast collections of information are unnecessary:

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