All personal data held by the state should only be released to third parties with the express permission of the individual to whom that data applies.

At present government departments (Such as the DVLA and the Land Registry) sell personal data to commercial organisations (private parking enforcers, house price comparison websites) without needing permission.

The Electoral Roll requires the permission of the individual before data is published in a public list.

All existing legislation should be reviewed and any future legislation should be modelled on the Electoral Roll; At the time data is entered on a government data base (e.g. buying a car or house) express permission must be given for the data to be made public.

Why is this idea important?

To protect individual personal data and to show that the state serves the individual and not the other way round

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