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ministers giving away snoopers charter in small non-related bill clause shocker

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5627314.ece
A clause in a government bill going through the House of Commons will allow ministers to order widespread data sharing across Whitehall - with local authorities and even with private sector companies.

The powers are contained in the Coroners’ and Justice Bill which was debated in the Commons last week.

The government says the data sharing provisions, buried in clause 152 of the bill, are an innocent attempt to streamline bureaucracy for bereaved families who sometimes have to notify as many as 42 different government agencies when their loved ones have died.
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