Wednesday, 20 October 2010 8:22 AM

Government Introduces New Social Profiling Bill

The Danny Philip-led government is working towards the introduction of a new Social Profiling Bill in Solomon Islands.

Speaking yesterday at the opening of the 4th Premiers' Conference, Mr Philip said the new social order focuses more on "Solomon Islanders knowing themselves better."

He says the government will introduce a Demographic and Coding Bill which will ensure the compilation of "all relevant and appropriate data of every citizen in the country."

Under the government's social reforms, the information will be stored in a central data base for appropriate use by the state in various areas.

These include the use of the data for intelligence network, economic and social planning and crime and security.

The Prime Minister said that it can also be used for national census and other demographic information, monitoring of travel and movement of citizens both within the country and out of the country.

Other use of the data is in the events of natural disasters and relief work.

The database will be available to all National and Provincial Government Departments, Overseas Missions, and others with different levels of security.

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