Society must remain conscious of both pragmatic and principle-based rationales for information security rules. The identity card debate in the United Kingdom provides an example of exactly why a governmental information security approach that is sensitive to civil liberties would be the best approach to data protection. In contrast, we should be cautious of a balancing test that places security in parity with civil liberties and, therefore, erroneously allows pragmatism to triumph over principle.
Returning to a Principled Basis for Data Protection,
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