party: Liberal Democrats
constituency: Liverpool, Walton
organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)
Private companies should be regulated much more, in terms of what information they harvest, what they use it for, who they share it with or sell it to and the right of individuals to find out what information is held and the individual's right to have data deleted.
The state should only be allowed to collect information for a defined reason. Any information gathered should be deleted if it is not required for the defined purpose within a set time.