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Police: Databases

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government by what name the database on which police keep records of domestic extremists is known to the Association of Chief Police Officers; and what discussions have been held with Ministers regarding this database and citizens' right to privacy.

Photo of Baroness Browning Baroness Browning Minister of State (Home Office)

The National Domestic Extremism Unit database holds information on domestic extremism. Ministers routinely discuss a range of policing matters and citizens' rights to privacy with a wide range of bodies. The police must at all times comply with the legal framework governing the management of police information.

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