This, from The Times, was spotted on Twitter:
This Writer wonders whether these concerns are similar to those raised by the Open Data Institute and publicised by the Financial Times almost a month ago:
Britain’s property ownership registry could be open to fraud and manipulation if privatised, the organisation set up by David Cameron to promote transparency has warned.
The Open Data Institute, established by the government in 2012, is concerned that a commercial operator would charge for access to the database.
“We’re concerned around what happens to the data that the Land Registry holds if it shifts from something we get for free to something we have to pay for,” said Jeni Tennison, technical director and deputy director of the ODI.
“We’d need to think about fraud,” she said. “Can we trust the people maintaining that data not to change it?”
That is an important question. Where is the Conservative Government’s answer?
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