Struggle to breathe fire into the Dragon

The creator of a controversial website that lets services in
Wales share and access antisocial behaviour data has admitted
difficulties in persuading agencies to sign up.

The Project Dragon database, funded by the Home Office and the
Welsh assembly, is due to be launched in April. It will be free to
police, fire, probation, housing and social services, providing a
secure site for them to report and publish details of perpetrators
of antisocial behaviour. The information can be plotted on local
area maps.

But Paul Pan, the project’s principal investigator, told a
London conference: “I’m having difficulties in persuading people
that antisocial behaviour data-sharing is essential.”

Agencies fear higher administrative workloads as data would have
to be entered twice, once into their own systems and once into

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