This plan (which I publish in full below) is frightening.
First up the Minister in charge - Stuart Robert. You can guarantee there's trouble ahead when a Minister of the Crown talks about his government "needing to compete with the private sector" - particularly on something as sensitive as gathering and using YOUR intimately personal data - here are a few words from the Minister's letter:
This guy's attitude stinks! He goes on to talk about the reams of YOUR personal information held by government - and he says this, quote:
"yet much more can be done with this truly national asset".
I don't want the government doing anything with my data. It's not a "truly national asset" for the government to use. It's mine. If the police or others want access, let them get a warrant. But that's not the way Stuart Robert and friends see it - here's another quote from his paper:
There are plenty more examples along similarly odious and intrusive lines.
Read the report and let Stuart Robert and the PM know how you feel.