via ARCH Rights:
The Department for Education has now published
At least there is an online HTML version, instead of just proprietry .pdf and .doc files.
Can anyone spot any effective privacy protection for the Audit Trail logfiles for this massive centralised database system ?
According to the very Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment, there are going to be over half a million people with legitimate access to this system.
The information that comprises a child record is set out in Schedule 1. The information that will be visible to users is: name; address; gender; date of birth (and death, where appropriate); an identifying number (which will be a scrambled version of the Child Reference Number that underpins the Child Benefit system and becomes the National Insurance Number at age 15 and three quarters); name and contact details of any person with parental responsibility (as defined by section 3 of the Children Act 1989) or who has care of the child; name and address of school or college attended, with a facility to state that the child is being educated elsewhere, for example at home or in a hospital; GP practice contact details; name and contact details of health visitor, school nurse or named midwife (where appropriate); name and contact details of practitioners providing specialist or targeted services (except for specialist services); name and contact details of practitioners who have important information to share, have undertaken a Common Assessment Framework or who have taken action in relation to the child. No further information will be held
"No further information will be held" contradicts the bit about the Audit Trail, which is fraught with potential security and privacy dangers.
Who exactly will have access to this Audit Trail ?
Will the Police and the intelligence / security agencies be allowed to datamine it ?
Will you be allowed to see the full record of who has accessed your own or your child's records, or will this be censored, like the Natioinal Identity Register audit trail ?