My Data, Personal Information Management

 

My idea is for a subscription based Data Base that can contain your personal data. It would work so that you only give it the data you want to store there.

The data base can hold your name, address(s), date of birth, medical information, employment history, education and biometric data and other information.  The credentials should be verifiable such that when you enter a qualification  <A Grade> from <A School> you the user are then asking the system to verify the information and a request is made of the school for that information.

The user is then able to manage this information  and how it is used.  For example rather than filling in the same information on ten job application forms for ten different companies all of whom want  to know the same things, they are each sent an independent secure token that allows them access to a defined set of date from the data base.

If a token is sent to company 1 that token will then let them view but not record your name, phone number and highest qualification.  Company 2 gets different token and can read into their own records your name, work history, UK employment entitlement and qualifications.  Company 3 doesn't get a token and can not view any information.  The DVLA gets a token can read your name, address, your medical history, date of birth…

The idea is to reduce the amount time and effort put into applying for jobs and over activities where personal data is used.  This can be separate from an ID system but is meant to be a simple personal information management system.  You would need to prove who you are to use the system to avoid fraud and identity theft.  Security is of paramount importance.  The police would require a court order to review a person's data without their consent or restriction.

Why is this idea important?

 

My idea is for a subscription based Data Base that can contain your personal data. It would work so that you only give it the data you want to store there.

The data base can hold your name, address(s), date of birth, medical information, employment history, education and biometric data and other information.  The credentials should be verifiable such that when you enter a qualification  <A Grade> from <A School> you the user are then asking the system to verify the information and a request is made of the school for that information.

The user is then able to manage this information  and how it is used.  For example rather than filling in the same information on ten job application forms for ten different companies all of whom want  to know the same things, they are each sent an independent secure token that allows them access to a defined set of date from the data base.

If a token is sent to company 1 that token will then let them view but not record your name, phone number and highest qualification.  Company 2 gets different token and can read into their own records your name, work history, UK employment entitlement and qualifications.  Company 3 doesn't get a token and can not view any information.  The DVLA gets a token can read your name, address, your medical history, date of birth…

The idea is to reduce the amount time and effort put into applying for jobs and over activities where personal data is used.  This can be separate from an ID system but is meant to be a simple personal information management system.  You would need to prove who you are to use the system to avoid fraud and identity theft.  Security is of paramount importance.  The police would require a court order to review a person's data without their consent or restriction.

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.

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.

employers rights to your medical information

My employer "offers" free medical checks and advice.  The catch is that you can not refuse.  As part of this "benefit" you are required to provide your GPs address and contact number and a consent form has to be signed for the employer to request a copy of your records through a third party ( a medical company they pay). 

I have nothing to hide but I do not think that employers should have the right to access and then retain your medical details for what ever use.  I believe that you should be able to opt out of this "benefit" and continue to have your job with no recriminations.  I also believe that people if offered health screening should be able to choose their own health screener and choose which information to share with third parties.

Why is this idea important?

My employer "offers" free medical checks and advice.  The catch is that you can not refuse.  As part of this "benefit" you are required to provide your GPs address and contact number and a consent form has to be signed for the employer to request a copy of your records through a third party ( a medical company they pay). 

I have nothing to hide but I do not think that employers should have the right to access and then retain your medical details for what ever use.  I believe that you should be able to opt out of this "benefit" and continue to have your job with no recriminations.  I also believe that people if offered health screening should be able to choose their own health screener and choose which information to share with third parties.

Don’t collect irrelevant data when people get married

When a couple gets married, or enters into a civil partnership, the forms that they are asked to fill in include a variety of pieces of information which are of no relevance to the event – things like parents' occupations, for example (even if the parents are dead … is 'corpse' an occupation?). All of this information is then publicly available on the marriage register.

My idea is to simplify the forms so that only essential information is asked for – perhaps just name and national insurance number.

Why is this idea important?

When a couple gets married, or enters into a civil partnership, the forms that they are asked to fill in include a variety of pieces of information which are of no relevance to the event – things like parents' occupations, for example (even if the parents are dead … is 'corpse' an occupation?). All of this information is then publicly available on the marriage register.

My idea is to simplify the forms so that only essential information is asked for – perhaps just name and national insurance number.