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.

See below for links to things discussed in the podcast, and please leave any thoughts, questions or further links you might have in the comments.

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Episode links

Episode 1: The POD

3 thoughts on “Episode 1: The POD

  1. teddwyercitylife says:

    Fascinating discussion on a topic I knew absolutely nothing about. It was good to hear two sound legal minds in conversation. Keep it up Ted Dwyer


  2. Alice says:

    Good work Rossa and Simon. I am one of those parents who just completed the form without thinking about it. There’s a lot of paperwork to deal with when they start school! Interesting to hear whats going on in the backgroound of these things. Looking forward to the next one.


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