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Scale of database on children revealed

There has been a public debate about how the data required under the new Children Bill will be gathered.

The collection and use of information about the Island's children has been flagged up as an area of concern, as the proposed laws go through the branches of the legislature.

At a meeting of the Positive Action Group in Douglas last night, Data Protection Supervisor Iain McDonald told Marian Kenny around 1,000 new names would be added to the list every school year:

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