Parliamentary Bill – #wco Legislation (Protection of Freedoms Bill 2010-11)


May, Theresa raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Legislation; Parenting

The Bill includes a wide range of measures.

Key areas

brings in a new framework for police retention of fingerprints and DNA data, and requires schools to get parents’ consent before processing children’s biometric information
introduces a code of practice for surveillance camera systems and provides for judicial approval of certain surveillance activities by local authorities
provides for a code of practice to cover officials’ powers of entry, with these powers being subject to review and repeal
outlaws wheel-clamping on private land
introduces a new regime for police stops and searches under the Terrorism Act 2000 and reduces the maximum pre-charge detention period under that Act from 28 to 14 days
restricts the scope of the ‘vetting and barring’ scheme for protecting vulnerable groups and makes changes to the system of criminal records checks
enables those with convictions for consensual sexual relations between men aged 16 or over (which have since been decriminalised) to apply to have them disregarded
extends Freedom of Information rights by requiring datasets to be available in a re-usable format
repeals provisions (never brought into force) which would have allowed trial without a jury in complex fraud cases
removes time restrictions on when marriage or civil partnership ceremonies may take place.

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Published: 11/02/2011 15:00:00

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