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FT.com: Problems with London Mayor Boris Johnson’s crime map plan

May 29th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick

Plans proposed by London’s new mayor Boris Johnson to create a detailed crime map of the city have stalled because of legal concerns.

The Conservative party’s agenda to make data more widely available has raised concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office, which says releasing such information could breach data protection laws.

The Royal Chartered Institute of Surveyors has also expressed fears that publishing a crime map could affect house prices.

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