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EU Data-sharing System

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is Government policy to support the EU initiative on creating an EU data-sharing system. (110812)

There are a number of EU initiatives to share information. In principle the UK is always keen to share information with EU partners that will add to our ability to protect the public. But it is important to balance this against the need to protect personal privacy and to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and cost.