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Family doctors are concerned that the “total confidentiality” of GP consultations could be under threat from a major NHS data scheme which will see confidential patient records stored in a national database.

China offers online help for suspicious spouses

China's exploding wealth has created a culture of secret mistresses and second wives. Now officials are putting marriage records online so spouses can check for cheaters.

102-year-old man held on DNA database

A man who is 102-years old is the oldest person to have his DNA stored on the national database.

Police keep records on the innocent

Personal information given to the police by millions of innocent people who report crime every year is being secretly stored on databases beside information on criminals and suspects.

Regulating sex industry would protect women, says police chief

Police forces should compile a national database of people with a track record of violence against prostitutes according to one of the country’s most senior officers.

Letters: Wikileaks saga shows that no data is safe

The tidal wave of revelations from Wikileaks demonstrates once again the impossibility of securing large, centralised government databases. Just as Wikileaks' source is said to be one of the thousands of people with access to the US government Sipdis database, so in 2007 just one junior civil servant was responsible for losing the entire HMRC child-benefit database, exposing every family in the UK to the risk of fraud.

House prices falling again this month, survey shows

House prices have fallen sharply again in November, property analyst Hometrack said today, with a marked drop in the number of new buyers undermining the market.

Leading article: Apocalypse postponed

The end of the world has been cancelled, again. There were those who thought that there might be apocalyptic consequences if the particle accelerator at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as Cern, in Switzerland succeeded in reproducing the conditions of the Big Bang.

New online database lists Nazi loot for repatriation

More than 20,000 pieces of art stolen by the Nazis during World War Two can now be searched in an online catalogue for Holocaust survivors and their relatives to reclaim.

7/7 inquest to hear evidence from 240 witness

The mountain of evidence due to be considered at the July 7 inquests continues

£1.6m drive to lure visitors to Britain

British Airways and VisitBritain will tomorrow jointly launch a £1.6 million campaign to lure tourists to the UK.

Coalition pledges to cut Big Brother state down to size

An extensive database containing millions of photographs of private homes is to be cut back as part of an attempt to rein in the Big Brother state, the Coalition Government will announce today.

Pair 'made £250,000 from illegal sperm donor service'

Two businessmen earned £250,000 through an illegal fertility company providing women with access to sperm donors, a court heard today.

Cold case review could name 1,000 unidentified bodies

More than 1,000 unidentified bodies found across England and Wales over the past 50 years could be named as a result of a sweeping cold case review.

Police force defends caller database

A police force today defended its policy of storing personal information relating to thousands of innocent callers saying it was in line with national guidelines.

Euromoney buys database firm Arete Consulting

Euromoney Institutional Investor has bolstered its information business in the arcane world of structured finance, saying it will acquire Arete Consulting, which has built a database containing information on over 1.5 million structured products dating back nearly 20 years.

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