Episode 1: The POD

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In this first episode of Adventures in Information, I talk to Simon McGarr, a solicitor and part-time data activist about a new government mega-database that received surprisingly little attention – from those that created it, and from almost everyone else.

This is about freedom of information, but also children, education, database creation, data protection and even child abuse claims.

You might be surprised to learn what information about our children the Department of Education wants to keep, how long it wants to keep it for and, maybe, why.

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Episode 1: The POD