A flagship database intended to protect every child in the country will be used by police to hunt for evidence of crime in a "shocking" extension of its original purpose
I can't imagine why anyone is still shocked by scope creep from an "innocuous" or "helpful" government database. And why am I equally not surprised to see our glorious, Peelian police, protectors of our well-being and general all-round good eggs going forth on the path of policing by SQL. The useless cunts aren't interested in doing any physical work relating to the catching of criminals, from what I can see. I can only imagine that in ten years' time, the hottest crimefighters will be those guys who can really shake their SQL.
And the really cool thing? I suspect that ContactPoint is a dry run for proper policing by database with the ID Card database.
God help us all.