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Here we go again: the Times Education Supplement calls for the creation of ContactPoint 2.0

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Times Education Supplement is wrongly named. It should in fact be called The Times School Supplement. The people who work there believe that education can only happen in a school. Of course, they are wrong, but their whole economic and ideological ecosystem revolves around children being in schools, and children being educated outside of […]

ContactPoint: the BLOGDIAL predictions begin to come true

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Over the years, BLOGDIAL has made many predictions detailing precisely what would happen if ContactPoint was rolled out. We gave detailed reasons, explanations and descriptions of how these bad things would happen, and now they are all coming to pass as we predicted. ContactPoint database suffers ‘serious’ security breaches during trial phase The controversial database […]

Tories IN NIR/ID Cards ContactPoint OUT!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Finally, the Tories have been pinned down and have made the correct announcement: Tory plans to cut ‘surveillance’ The Conservatives have set out plans to reverse what they describe as “the rise of the surveillance state”. They have pledged to scrap two new databases – the ID card register and ContactPoint – and strengthen powers […]

The true origin of ContactPoint

Friday, May 29th, 2009

This piece was forwarded to BLOGDIAL by a lurker. Its contents are simply shocking: I raised the alarm about family 15 years ago. I still want answers Eileen Fairweather Every time I have seen Lord Laming, the Government's favourite child protection “expert”, wheeled out since Baby Peter's death I have gritted my teeth. Never once […]

Evil unleashed: ContactPoint pilot goes live

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

ContactPoint, the pure evil paedophile directory invented by the monsters of New Labour and developed by Capgemini, has ‘gone live in a local authority pilot’. The reprehensible and vile BBC News has a nauseating article, that has an inappropriate picture, and which trots out all the lies HMG want you to swallow unchallenged. Of course, […]

Now ContactPoint is three times worse!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Up to a million public sector workers could be allowed to access a Government database containing sensitive information on every child in England and Wales, it has emerged. Critics say the figure is three times higher than ministers told Parliament, and raises further privacy concerns about the controversial ContactPoint system. The database will contain the […]

ContactPoint database to track children not in school

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

We expected this to happen: 1.2.3 Section 436A requires all local authorities to make arrangements to enable them to establish (so far as it is possible to do so) the identities of children residing in their area who are not receiving a suitable education. In relation to children, by suitable education we mean efficient full-time […]

From the absurd to the incomprehensible: incompetent firms put in charge of ContactPoint

Friday, September 12th, 2008

The Telegraph has an astonishing piece on ContactPoint: firms who have already demonstrated their incompetence are now in charge of ContactPoint: Prisoner data loss firm allowed to work on database of every child in England The private firm which lost the details of the entire prison population is being allowed to continue working on the […]

ContactPoint ‘delayed’ till 2009

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The white heat of public outrage is crisping this sham: The launch of the Government’s flagship database of every child living in England has been delayed just days after The Daily Telegraph exposed serious concerns about its purpose. ContactPoint will include the names, ages and addresses of all 11 million under-18s in the country, as […]

ContactPoint: Online Catalogue for Rapists

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

A RUTHLESS rapist found victims by getting a job as a care worker and trawling a council’s database for vulnerable young girls. Simeon Kellman, 43, used computer records to identify teenagers who had just come out of the foster care system. Then he forced his way into their homes and attacked them. Kellman has just […]

Ministers admit ContactPoint system ‘too risky’ for the famous

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 2:04am GMT 26/01/2008 The security of the online computer system used by more than three hundred thousand people to view the private details of children is in doubt after HM Government admitted it was not secure enough to be used by MPs, celebrities and the Royal Family. […]

ContactPoint under attack…FINALLY

Monday, November 26th, 2007

But it is clear that no one in or out of government knows what the word ‘encryption’ means: Child database plan under attack following missing discs debacle By Colin Brown, Deputy Political Editor Independent Published: 26 November 2007 A review of security has been ordered over Government plans to put the personal details of 11 […]

ContactPoint: Even more nightmarish

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Thanks to Dare to know: The ContactPoint regulations slipped through the House of Lords on Wednesday 18th, despite resistance from a number of sources, including ARCH. Hansard has the full story. Look at some of the evidence supplied to the House of Lords. Firstly, from Carpgemini the contractor: * Up to 330,000 registered users. * […]

ContactPoint: The price of children

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Capgemini (Euronext: CAP) is a major French company, one of the world’s largest information technology, consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of 75,000 operating in 30 countries. It is headquartered in Paris (Rue de Tilsitt) and was founded in 1967 by Serge Kampf, the current chairman. CEO Paul Hermelin has led the […]

ContactPoint is Not Secure: Phishing

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Phishers go after two-factor authentication systems By Eric Bangeman| Published: July 11, 2006 – 01:49PM CT One of the problems with passwords is that they can be compromised relatively easily. While brute-force cracks are possible, it is much easier to convince users to willingly part with their passwords using social engineering. That’s how phishers operate, […]

ContactPoint: ‘culture of violation’

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Whitehall officials strongly defend the security of the large centralised database that is being built as part of the Care Records Service of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. NHS Connecting for Health, which runs a major part of the NPfIT, points out that nobody can access it without leaving a trace in the audit […]

ContactPoint Currency: selling access to children

Friday, July 13th, 2007

ContactPoint access, according to the Draft Contact Point Guidance – Version 1 (65 pages – PDF 388kb), is going to be granted to authorized users by ‘secure token’, username and password. They define it as: Security token – an item or device which provides one of the elements of information required for authentication. Examples include […]