Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
The Bill involves the removal of the annual canvas, requiring all individuals to register, and compiling lists based on data matching with other databases.
- Lord Wallace of Saltaire: "I have to say that, on the balance between privacy and transparency, I am increasingly a Maxtonite. I believe that we are heading towards a society that will benefit from greater transparency and in which a sense that every bit of privacy we give away is a threat to our individual existence will not be acceptable."
- Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (as enacted)