State to snoop on your sex life with probing questions about promiscuity and contraception

From the Daily Mail By TOM HARPER Last updated at 11:15am on 20th April 2008 click to read more.
Government inspectors are to pry into the intimate details of more than 500,000 people a year, asking a series of probing questions about their sex lives and earnings.     Snooping officials will want to know about previous sexual partners, contraception, and how long couples lived together before marriage.     The 2,000-question survey from the Office for National Statistics will raise major concerns about privacy – especially as the data will be logged with the respondents’ names and addresses.     Prying: With government questions couples’ sex lives will no longer be a private matter.     Some of the questions seem remarkably insensitive. One asks: “Have you ever had a baby – even one who only lived for a short time?”     Interviewers are told starkly: “Exclude: Any stillborn; Include: Any who only lived for a short time.”    Civil servants claim the sensitive personal information will be made anonymous once it is processed at the department’s headquarters in Newport, South Wales – but that is not enough to satisfy privacy campaigners.      Doubts have also been raised about how useful the information will be, as people have a proven tendency to lie when quizzed about their sex lives.

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