Is an (inaccurate) national adress database a treat to privacy and sometimes personal security?

Ian Batten igb at
Mon Dec 6 18:51:51 GMT 2010

> I think there's some misunderstanding here. As I understand it, this new announcement concerns a database of just addresses

Correct.  This dataset does not contain names of people: it merely contains a list of street addresses.  Unless you've changed the name of your house to include your name, it is of no value to your opponents.  I think Pickles' announcement probably also marks the end of the PO monopoly on postcodes, which would be a very good thing.


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