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Posted: 9/15/2005 10:36:04 AM EDT
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050913/ap_on_re_eu/netherlands_child_files


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Dutch government plans to open an electronic file on every child at birth as a tool to spot and protect the troubled kids of the future.


Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, all citizens will be tracked from cradle to grave in a single database — including health, education, family and police records — the health ministry said Tuesday.

As a privacy safeguard, no single person or agency will be able to access all contents of a file. But organizations can raise "red flags" in the dossier to caution other agencies about problems, ministry spokesman Jan Brouwer said.

The intention is to protect troubled children, Brouwer said. Until now, schools and police have been unable to communicate with each other about truancy records and criminality, which are often linked.

"Child protection services will say, 'Hey, there's a warning flag from the police. There's another one from school. There's another one from the doctor," Brouwer said. "Something must be going on and it's time to call the parents in for a meeting."

Every child will get a Citizens Service Number, making it easier to keep track of children with problems even when their families move, said Secretary of Health Clemence Ross.

"Safety, guidance, education and supervision are incredibly important for the development of children," Ross said.

All Dutch births are currently registered with local authorities
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:39:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Xer0:
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Dutch government plans to open an electronic file on every child at birth as a tool to spot and protect the troubled kids of the future.

WTF? Maybe we should've let the Nazis run them over. That's just freaky!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:42:03 AM EDT
Like cans of soup at the grocery store.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:44:15 AM EDT
It's for the children!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:46:01 AM EDT
Next they'll start plugging all Dutch citizens into a big computer-made fantasy reality so they can better accomadate the citizens with a gentler existance.

Anyone over there who can move but doesn't right now deserves whatever they get next.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:24:50 PM EDT
y'think it's any better anywhere else in the world?
Anyone with a social sec. number is already "on file"
...and that's just the gooberments file.....
Anyone with a credit card is monitored everytime you make a purchase it's noted and you get profiled....
Christ.. even BlockBuster has a file on you...
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:27:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Girlieman:
Christ.. even BlockBuster has a file on you...

Gee whiz, Beav ... At Blockbuster I'm Larry Mondello.
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