Whitehall plans new checks on citizens

privacy       2001-06-19 
WHITEHALL departments will be able to share information about people's tax records, benefit entitlements and family history under proposals by Tony Blair's personal think tank. The change could lead to a person's benefit application being cross-checked with his or her medical record, passport details being handed to the Inland Revenue, or driving licence details compared with information on the electoral roll - although the specific areas affected have not yet been agreed.