CRB CHECK FOR VOLUNTEERING ON SCHOOL TRIP

GET RID OF CRB CHECKS FOR PARENTS WANTING TO HELP OUT ON SCHOOL TRIPS. THESE ARE ONLY ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR, IT SHOULDN'T BE NECESSARY TO GO WITH YOUR OWN CHILD WHEN YOU ARE ONLY CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY, ESPECIALLY AT RECEPTION AGE WHEN THEY AREN'T AWAY FROM PARENTS BEFORE. IF THEY DO INSIST ON IT THE SCHOOL SHOULD PAY FOR IT, I LOOK AT IT LIKE THE SCHOOL IS HAPPY ENOUGH FOR THE SAME PARENTS TO GO IN DAY IN DAY OUT AND HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME KIDS, WHERE IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Why is this idea important?

GET RID OF CRB CHECKS FOR PARENTS WANTING TO HELP OUT ON SCHOOL TRIPS. THESE ARE ONLY ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR, IT SHOULDN'T BE NECESSARY TO GO WITH YOUR OWN CHILD WHEN YOU ARE ONLY CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY, ESPECIALLY AT RECEPTION AGE WHEN THEY AREN'T AWAY FROM PARENTS BEFORE. IF THEY DO INSIST ON IT THE SCHOOL SHOULD PAY FOR IT, I LOOK AT IT LIKE THE SCHOOL IS HAPPY ENOUGH FOR THE SAME PARENTS TO GO IN DAY IN DAY OUT AND HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME KIDS, WHERE IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Restore civil liberties as follows:

1. Reduce pre charge detention period to a maximum of 14 days

2. Abolish Control Orders

3. Abolish the Contact Point database

4. Abolish or greatky modify the SCR [NHS register system]

Why is this idea important?

1. Reduce pre charge detention period to a maximum of 14 days

2. Abolish Control Orders

3. Abolish the Contact Point database

4. Abolish or greatky modify the SCR [NHS register system]

Police Reprimands should be struck off Enhanced CRB when received as a minor

Police reprimands/cautions should be removed from Enhanced CRB checks when received as a minor after a short time say 2/3 yrs.When my daughter was just 13yrs old and,a mixed up teenager,she received a reprimand for shoplifting along with another girl.She was not charged or cautioned but merely reprimanded The police  assured us that this would be removed from their records after 5yrs as was the legislation at the time...Suitably chastened she buckled down and became a model student and got a place at medical school  having now completed her first year on the road to becoming a doctor.

However  during her first term she was summoned by the university medical school to be told that the reprimand had shown up on their enhanced CRB check.To their credit they had taken no notice of such a minor misdemeanor committed such along time ago but warned her that this may cause problems for her in the future.

We have been told  that the legislation has been changed so that any information such as this on the Police Computer must be made available for an enhanced CRB check.The Association of Chief Police Officers are not sympathetic and will not make any exceptions. 

Why is this idea important?

Police reprimands/cautions should be removed from Enhanced CRB checks when received as a minor after a short time say 2/3 yrs.When my daughter was just 13yrs old and,a mixed up teenager,she received a reprimand for shoplifting along with another girl.She was not charged or cautioned but merely reprimanded The police  assured us that this would be removed from their records after 5yrs as was the legislation at the time...Suitably chastened she buckled down and became a model student and got a place at medical school  having now completed her first year on the road to becoming a doctor.

However  during her first term she was summoned by the university medical school to be told that the reprimand had shown up on their enhanced CRB check.To their credit they had taken no notice of such a minor misdemeanor committed such along time ago but warned her that this may cause problems for her in the future.

We have been told  that the legislation has been changed so that any information such as this on the Police Computer must be made available for an enhanced CRB check.The Association of Chief Police Officers are not sympathetic and will not make any exceptions. 

Scrap the Digital Economy Act

To remove this bill altogether, it gives the Goverment too many powers to just turn off Broadband connections or even to block websites they do not like!

It takes away the freedom of access for Internet, and infringes upon our Human Rights.

Why is this idea important?

To remove this bill altogether, it gives the Goverment too many powers to just turn off Broadband connections or even to block websites they do not like!

It takes away the freedom of access for Internet, and infringes upon our Human Rights.

Scrap the Digital Economy Bill

To remove this bill altogether, it gives the Goverment too many powers to just turn off Broadband connections or even to block websites they do not like!

It takes away the freedom of access for Internet, and infringes upon our Human Rights.

Why is this idea important?

To remove this bill altogether, it gives the Goverment too many powers to just turn off Broadband connections or even to block websites they do not like!

It takes away the freedom of access for Internet, and infringes upon our Human Rights.

Enforce the Data Protection Act

It should be enacted that any breach of the DPA should be an automatic fine paid to the person whoes information has been passed to a third party without their consent.  eg DVLA giving driver details and vehicle owner details to private companies to issue civil penalty notices.  If any organisation divulges private information to a third party without express WRITTEN permission then the oprganisation will pay £250 to the person agrieved. Any written permission wil lonly last a specific period of time as stated and only for the stated organisation.  Further breaches agasint the same person will result in incremental increases of £250 to a maximum of £1000 per breach.  This would do away withthe Data Protection Registrar who does not act against any organisation even though they admit several breaches have taken place.. this will also save the country the £ms paid to this toothless, powerless and useless quango

Why is this idea important?

It should be enacted that any breach of the DPA should be an automatic fine paid to the person whoes information has been passed to a third party without their consent.  eg DVLA giving driver details and vehicle owner details to private companies to issue civil penalty notices.  If any organisation divulges private information to a third party without express WRITTEN permission then the oprganisation will pay £250 to the person agrieved. Any written permission wil lonly last a specific period of time as stated and only for the stated organisation.  Further breaches agasint the same person will result in incremental increases of £250 to a maximum of £1000 per breach.  This would do away withthe Data Protection Registrar who does not act against any organisation even though they admit several breaches have taken place.. this will also save the country the £ms paid to this toothless, powerless and useless quango

Replace the Digital Economy Act

The Digital Economy Act fails to recognise the importance of the data access to the individual and groups as the means to be productive and co-operative in society and the economy by seeking to control and monitor activity from the centre.

Why is this idea important?

The Digital Economy Act fails to recognise the importance of the data access to the individual and groups as the means to be productive and co-operative in society and the economy by seeking to control and monitor activity from the centre.

Correct the HRA and Data Protection Act so data can be kept indefinitely but not used unless authorised

The headlines about Russian spies recently shows that enemies of this country and our freedoms exist and can (and are?) be among us now.  That these "sleepers" were embedded decades ago emphasises the great need for us to be thorough in keeping and maintaining the records needed to enable us to track these people down.  The same is true for the non-government enemies; the terrorists and single issue extremists.

However, we as citizens need to be comfortable that our Government is not abusing this information to further its own ends; it is disgraceful that Local Government is abusing legislation regulating the Intelligence Services for such trivialities as dog fouling and car parking offences.  This is unacceptable and demeans both the Public and the Intelligence agencies protecting us – it must be stopped immediately.

My proposals are: 

1)that local government is immediately forbidden from using HRA/RIPA/ISA legislation

2) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies  are able to keep any quantity of data collected legally for unlimited periods

3) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies can only use this data when expressly authorised to do so in an auditable way and ensuring that the data they have is accurate and used in a proportionate fashion.

The intention is to remove the feeling that we the Public are being spied on for trivial purposes but that the organisations we expressly authorise, warrant and control have access to every piece of data they need to keep us safe, without any additional bureaurocratic overhead other than recording every use of that data and a justification for why it is being used.

Why is this idea important?

The headlines about Russian spies recently shows that enemies of this country and our freedoms exist and can (and are?) be among us now.  That these "sleepers" were embedded decades ago emphasises the great need for us to be thorough in keeping and maintaining the records needed to enable us to track these people down.  The same is true for the non-government enemies; the terrorists and single issue extremists.

However, we as citizens need to be comfortable that our Government is not abusing this information to further its own ends; it is disgraceful that Local Government is abusing legislation regulating the Intelligence Services for such trivialities as dog fouling and car parking offences.  This is unacceptable and demeans both the Public and the Intelligence agencies protecting us – it must be stopped immediately.

My proposals are: 

1)that local government is immediately forbidden from using HRA/RIPA/ISA legislation

2) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies  are able to keep any quantity of data collected legally for unlimited periods

3) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies can only use this data when expressly authorised to do so in an auditable way and ensuring that the data they have is accurate and used in a proportionate fashion.

The intention is to remove the feeling that we the Public are being spied on for trivial purposes but that the organisations we expressly authorise, warrant and control have access to every piece of data they need to keep us safe, without any additional bureaurocratic overhead other than recording every use of that data and a justification for why it is being used.

Retention of emails

My ISP has aadmitted to retaining my emails from as far back as 2001, claiing that the law requires them to do so. It felt as though I had just discovered that the post office had been photocopying all my mail n case the state later wanted to read it.

Any such laws should not only be repealed, but data protection laws strengthened to prevent providers from retaining details of private emails.

Why is this idea important?

My ISP has aadmitted to retaining my emails from as far back as 2001, claiing that the law requires them to do so. It felt as though I had just discovered that the post office had been photocopying all my mail n case the state later wanted to read it.

Any such laws should not only be repealed, but data protection laws strengthened to prevent providers from retaining details of private emails.

United States access to European citizens’ bank account details

I don’t want my bank account details handed over to the Americans but this is what the EU has just agreed for all EU citizens. The UK should withdraw from this agreement.

Why is this idea important?

I don’t want my bank account details handed over to the Americans but this is what the EU has just agreed for all EU citizens. The UK should withdraw from this agreement.

removing trivial, old offences from enhanced disclosure

remove trivial, old offences-say more than 5 years old from criminal records. Use technology to keep the fingerprints and DNA- but 'hide' the identity details so that lives are not blighted by trivial offences that are more than 5 years old- so long as they were not for serious offences such as sexual, murder etc. There should be a clean sheet- even countries like the USA should not be able to get the information after 5 years for trivial offences. The UK should learn to stick up for itself and its Citizens- if the Government are cowardly and timid, what hope is there for the country? 

 I have seen many people who are unable to get work because so many jobs even where there is no danger to anyone because of someone's old, spent and minor offences -have to be disclosed.  for example a young 23 year old man used his boss' garage to do private work for customers on their cars -he was taken to court for theft and could not find any other work in a garage because he had to disclose the offence- he could not travel abroad. He ended up committing more offences because he could not get work- a waste of tax payers money and his life

Why is this idea important?

remove trivial, old offences-say more than 5 years old from criminal records. Use technology to keep the fingerprints and DNA- but 'hide' the identity details so that lives are not blighted by trivial offences that are more than 5 years old- so long as they were not for serious offences such as sexual, murder etc. There should be a clean sheet- even countries like the USA should not be able to get the information after 5 years for trivial offences. The UK should learn to stick up for itself and its Citizens- if the Government are cowardly and timid, what hope is there for the country? 

 I have seen many people who are unable to get work because so many jobs even where there is no danger to anyone because of someone's old, spent and minor offences -have to be disclosed.  for example a young 23 year old man used his boss' garage to do private work for customers on their cars -he was taken to court for theft and could not find any other work in a garage because he had to disclose the offence- he could not travel abroad. He ended up committing more offences because he could not get work- a waste of tax payers money and his life

ANPR

All ANPR data should be deleted immediatley if there is no legitimate reason (offences committed or person wnated etc) to keeo that information.

Why is this idea important?

All ANPR data should be deleted immediatley if there is no legitimate reason (offences committed or person wnated etc) to keeo that information.

DVLA and Data Protection

Currently DVLA sell full names and addresses of vehicle holders to anyone who pays a paltry sum. Data required to be submitted by private individuals to a government body should have protection under the Data Protection Act. If the information is held on an electronic database and given for a specific purpose there can be no justification for the government selling it on to anyone other than the police.  Is it done to raise funds?

Why is this idea important?

Currently DVLA sell full names and addresses of vehicle holders to anyone who pays a paltry sum. Data required to be submitted by private individuals to a government body should have protection under the Data Protection Act. If the information is held on an electronic database and given for a specific purpose there can be no justification for the government selling it on to anyone other than the police.  Is it done to raise funds?

Why do HMRC send out 2 copies of all paperwork?

Stop HMRC sending out two identical copies of paperwork relating to Child Tax Credit.Although one copy is addressed to mum and one to dad,they both contain the personal details of both parents,therefore,this cannot be a data protection issue. It is a complete waste of paper and postage.

Why is this idea important?

Stop HMRC sending out two identical copies of paperwork relating to Child Tax Credit.Although one copy is addressed to mum and one to dad,they both contain the personal details of both parents,therefore,this cannot be a data protection issue. It is a complete waste of paper and postage.

Better regulation of credit reference agencies

Credit reference agencies should provide individuals personal data they hold on demand and without charge. Credit reference agencies laread make huge sums of money from charging us to access our own data and selling it on to other credit suppliers.

Credit reference agencies should also be forced to investigate any requests made by individuals about possible errors on their file, during any dispute period the disputed entries should be removed until the resolved.

Why is this idea important?

Credit reference agencies should provide individuals personal data they hold on demand and without charge. Credit reference agencies laread make huge sums of money from charging us to access our own data and selling it on to other credit suppliers.

Credit reference agencies should also be forced to investigate any requests made by individuals about possible errors on their file, during any dispute period the disputed entries should be removed until the resolved.

Repeal RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act) “snoopers bill”

We should repeal the entire RIPA bill and ban every public body (except Polic, Security Services MI5/MI6 and GCHQ) from accessing any personal or private data of individuals unless authority by the individual is given.

Local Authorities should be limited to providing local services (social care, bin collection, highway maintenance etc,,) only and not be used extend the police state.

Why is this idea important?

We should repeal the entire RIPA bill and ban every public body (except Polic, Security Services MI5/MI6 and GCHQ) from accessing any personal or private data of individuals unless authority by the individual is given.

Local Authorities should be limited to providing local services (social care, bin collection, highway maintenance etc,,) only and not be used extend the police state.

Give Right to Correct on all data held under the Data Protection Act

More information about people is held by more organisation than ever before.  Some of these organisations are public, some are private companies.

 

My idea is that if you find, and you should already have full access to information held about you, that the information they hold is false you should have the right to correct it.

Why is this idea important?

More information about people is held by more organisation than ever before.  Some of these organisations are public, some are private companies.

 

My idea is that if you find, and you should already have full access to information held about you, that the information they hold is false you should have the right to correct it.

Loss of data – personal liability in the private sector

There are severe penalties for private organisations which lose data – not so for the public sector. The Inland Revenue & other departments have lost millions of personal details, with little or no consequences.

Why is this idea important?

There are severe penalties for private organisations which lose data – not so for the public sector. The Inland Revenue & other departments have lost millions of personal details, with little or no consequences.

ANPR cameras

Restrict ANPR to secure areas and infratructure facilities and not on main roads and motorways.

Monitor origin and destination only and not whole journeys indesciminately

Destroy any unneccesayy data captured as soon as possible

Why is this idea important?

Restrict ANPR to secure areas and infratructure facilities and not on main roads and motorways.

Monitor origin and destination only and not whole journeys indesciminately

Destroy any unneccesayy data captured as soon as possible

Make ISP’s, Browsers and Seach Engine Companies more responible for what they provide.

There has been a general outcry on the behaviour of certain countries on the censorship of the internet.  Notably with Googles exploits in China.

Now Turkey is doing the same.  Technology does exist as proved with Googles relationship with China that stops Web pages from being viewed which is deemed to be unacceptable.

Aside from the political reasons, you can understand why this occurs.  Recently Google mapped all the streets in the country (and it intends to cover the world.), in doing so they also mapped poorly or unprotected wi-fi networks and in the process accessed data.from some of those sites.

Google says it was an accident, For the life of me I cannot see how software can be accidently written.  No programmer worth his salt would use a function within his program without knowledge of what that function does.

War driving is a term that describes people who drive around with laptops mapping poorly or unprotected sites so that others can use them. (Sounds familiar)

While I can hear the howls of protest I do think that sometimes society does need protecting from itself.

In my opinion the Hosting of pornographic sites can and should be stopped at source.  Google cureently has filters that can check for unacceptable images and or text. But it is left to the user to implement it.

If you use safe browseing you more often than not negate that filter.

There are numerous incidents which can be searched for which encourage the breaking of the law.  Either the search engine provider blocks the search or the Web Page is closed down.

If you doubt what I say Google "WEP Crack"  where you will encounter numerous web sites showing you how to "HacK" into a network,

ISP's Browser s and Search engines must be more responsible for there actions.

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

There has been a general outcry on the behaviour of certain countries on the censorship of the internet.  Notably with Googles exploits in China.

Now Turkey is doing the same.  Technology does exist as proved with Googles relationship with China that stops Web pages from being viewed which is deemed to be unacceptable.

Aside from the political reasons, you can understand why this occurs.  Recently Google mapped all the streets in the country (and it intends to cover the world.), in doing so they also mapped poorly or unprotected wi-fi networks and in the process accessed data.from some of those sites.

Google says it was an accident, For the life of me I cannot see how software can be accidently written.  No programmer worth his salt would use a function within his program without knowledge of what that function does.

War driving is a term that describes people who drive around with laptops mapping poorly or unprotected sites so that others can use them. (Sounds familiar)

While I can hear the howls of protest I do think that sometimes society does need protecting from itself.

In my opinion the Hosting of pornographic sites can and should be stopped at source.  Google cureently has filters that can check for unacceptable images and or text. But it is left to the user to implement it.

If you use safe browseing you more often than not negate that filter.

There are numerous incidents which can be searched for which encourage the breaking of the law.  Either the search engine provider blocks the search or the Web Page is closed down.

If you doubt what I say Google "WEP Crack"  where you will encounter numerous web sites showing you how to "HacK" into a network,

ISP's Browser s and Search engines must be more responsible for there actions.

 

 

 

Remove young people from police databases

Young people gathering in groups in the evening are seen as a threat by the police, who often ask them to move on and take their names.  These names are then entered into a database and stored for 100 years.  If it is essential to store details of young people who have done little except hang around with a group of friends after dark, and only if it is essential, a 12 month period is long enough, especially as many of these young people are under 18 years old.  This needs to happen immediately and all details of people who have not gone on to commit a crime should be removed permanently.

Why is this idea important?

Young people gathering in groups in the evening are seen as a threat by the police, who often ask them to move on and take their names.  These names are then entered into a database and stored for 100 years.  If it is essential to store details of young people who have done little except hang around with a group of friends after dark, and only if it is essential, a 12 month period is long enough, especially as many of these young people are under 18 years old.  This needs to happen immediately and all details of people who have not gone on to commit a crime should be removed permanently.

ACPO – biggest abusers of civil liberties

ACPO – association of chief police officers are the biggest abusers of civil liberties.

They tag & spy & log & video & capture & store as much information about everybody

as they possibly can. The vast majoirty of this information is held indefinitely and ACPO

believe they can capture as much information as they like, whenever they like, using as

MUCH taxpayers money as they – with Impunity.

 

ACPO GORGE themselves on taxpayers money.

ACPO intrude into people's lives using the standard obligatory reasons of "terrorism,

paedophiles, criminals, keeping the public safe".

ACPO is OBSESSED with motorists in particular Speed cameras – vast sums of money spent

on increasingly advanced & sophisticated cameras.

 

The worst thing about ACPO – Absoultely No Accountability.

 

Disband ACPO.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

ACPO – association of chief police officers are the biggest abusers of civil liberties.

They tag & spy & log & video & capture & store as much information about everybody

as they possibly can. The vast majoirty of this information is held indefinitely and ACPO

believe they can capture as much information as they like, whenever they like, using as

MUCH taxpayers money as they – with Impunity.

 

ACPO GORGE themselves on taxpayers money.

ACPO intrude into people's lives using the standard obligatory reasons of "terrorism,

paedophiles, criminals, keeping the public safe".

ACPO is OBSESSED with motorists in particular Speed cameras – vast sums of money spent

on increasingly advanced & sophisticated cameras.

 

The worst thing about ACPO – Absoultely No Accountability.

 

Disband ACPO.

 

 

Datasharing

Under New Labour the laws on data protection were changed so that you had to give a reason why your data could not be shared, otherwise it was automatically shared.  Change this back so that privacy is sacrasanct

Why is this idea important?

Under New Labour the laws on data protection were changed so that you had to give a reason why your data could not be shared, otherwise it was automatically shared.  Change this back so that privacy is sacrasanct

Simplify & Tweak the Data Protection Act

The Data Protection act needs tweaking / simplifying because various organisation in the public & private sector seem to be using it as an excuse to make things more difficult than they need to be, such as:

– Updating / Cancelling / Changing a service (e.g. Broadband package, etc) on behalf of a disabled or elderly relative who can't do so themselves because of physical or pyschological reasons (e.g. can't use the phone because they're deaf and still can't hear via their hearing aid… or like me have speech difficulties), with the numpty in the call centre insisting they can only deal with the person the call is being made on behalf of. In some cases these could be a simple 5-10minute job via a secure internet connection if only the organisation in question would provide it but don't citing the Data Protection act as an excuse.

 

– Arranging to repay government benefits on behalf of a disabled or elderly relative, such as recently when the benefits agency decided they'd over-paid my Grandma (who'll be 95 later this month) while she'd been stuck in hospital for several weeks and my Dad was trying to organise repaying it (seeing as she's deaf), only for it to be made more complicated (with, yet again, the Data Protection act used as an excuse).

Why is this idea important?

The Data Protection act needs tweaking / simplifying because various organisation in the public & private sector seem to be using it as an excuse to make things more difficult than they need to be, such as:

– Updating / Cancelling / Changing a service (e.g. Broadband package, etc) on behalf of a disabled or elderly relative who can't do so themselves because of physical or pyschological reasons (e.g. can't use the phone because they're deaf and still can't hear via their hearing aid… or like me have speech difficulties), with the numpty in the call centre insisting they can only deal with the person the call is being made on behalf of. In some cases these could be a simple 5-10minute job via a secure internet connection if only the organisation in question would provide it but don't citing the Data Protection act as an excuse.

 

– Arranging to repay government benefits on behalf of a disabled or elderly relative, such as recently when the benefits agency decided they'd over-paid my Grandma (who'll be 95 later this month) while she'd been stuck in hospital for several weeks and my Dad was trying to organise repaying it (seeing as she's deaf), only for it to be made more complicated (with, yet again, the Data Protection act used as an excuse).