Prevent report reveals harm of UK's pre-crime programme

22/02/2024 | Open Rights Group

A new report by Open Rights Group has shed light on how the data of people referred to the UK's Prevent programme is being shared widely and retained for years, even when referrals are marked 'no further action'. Thousands of Prevent referrals are made each year to support people who are deemed susceptible to radicalisation, but the vast majority do not meet the threshold for a deradicalisation programme. Despite this, the data of Prevent referees is still being stored and shared across multiple databases, which could have serious consequences.

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extremism, radicalisation, terrorism

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