Category Archives: National Pupil Database

The Four Horsemen of our rights Apocalypse

Sam and I have been having a conversation, and this article (posted originally on was one of the results: The worst excesses of’s mandate to collect and exploit your medical records are coming back, and the scheme’s descendants … Continue reading

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Terri’s and my talk on the National Pupil Database at the Open Data Institute

Here is the PowerPoint presentation for the lunchtime lecture we gave at ODI on Scribd and here is the audio on SoundCloud – the sound is quite faint, so I did an amplified version which you can download here (27MB … Continue reading

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‘Opening’ the National Pupil Database: a parent’s response

The Department for Education proposes to ‘widen access’ to the information held in the National Pupil Database, changing the ‘purposes’ for which it can be shared. Or in other words, it intends to share your kids’ personal data, which it … Continue reading

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