“Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill, currently being debated by the UK Parliament, would allow any Minister by order to take from anywhere any information gathered for one purpose, and use it for any other purpose64. Personal information arbitrarily used without consent or even knowledge: the very opposite of ‘Data Protection.’ An ‘Information Sharing Order’, as defined in Clause 152, would permit personal information to be trafficked and abused, not only all across government and the public sector %u2014 it would also reach into the private sector. And it would even allow transfer of information across international borders.

Slashdot | UK Government Wants To Bypass Data Protection Act

I sense the evil hand of J Smith in this.