Andrew Watson wrote:
Few dispute Midata's intentions...
I do, I reckon it's a way for the government to have us build our own version of the NIR so they can then come along and dip in to it with the excuse that "well it's already there and it's not actually costing anything is it?, it would be silly not to use it as it's all standardised now we just need to tweak the legislation a little so we don't need the owners permission to access it"
Kathy Oxtoby wrote:
...Cochrane is concerned that if organisations have access to someone's energy data, their banking information and shopping habits, this creates a "full picture of their life"...
precisely my point, plus it's all wrapped up in a nice easy standard interchange format for easy access, what government could resist such a juicy target.
we can't trust MP's to manage their own drinks bill, who seriously thinks they will keep their hands off this once it's widely adopted