So there is this article in the Times about a Child Registry in the UK that is being developed in response to some girl that was killed (I think it's the one from the Spain thing, but I'm too lazy to look it up). The article presents an interesting concern - isn't the government acknowledging the danger and weakness of the system by instituting additional protections for some kids? Are we really saying that the child of a "celebrity" is more important than a "regular" kid? For the UKers, is there an opt-out provision for parents? I'm fine with some data collection, but this seems to be way too much.