kaled - 6:01 pm on Aug 10, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: lawman at 11:30 pm (utc) on Aug 10, 2010]
That has to be just about the most pointless, crass, stupid, irrelevant, and factually incorrect rant I have ever seen.
Unbelievable! What kind of person tells another what "we" are talking about? I (that means me) I really am talking about searching for specific individuals. You may be talking about something else but I know what I'm taking about.
Furthermore, the nutjobs we're talking about aren't out to "find" any particular person, they're looking to "find" people who fit certain criteria.
<snip> The Data Protection Act regulates the collection and storage of personally identifiable information and what can be done with it. In particular, there is a requirement to keep such data securely - publishing it on the internet hardly fits the bill does it?
The Data Protection Act doesn't afford you the protection you allege that it does. It regulates what an organization does with personally identifiable information it collects.
[edited by: lawman at 11:30 pm (utc) on Aug 10, 2010]