LOCAL authorities were accused of making money by selling the electoral register this week. I’m not sure they have a choice over whether they can say yes or no if somebody asks to buy it and whether the obligation is actually to make it available regardless. From the Big Brother Watch pressure group’s FoI work, the root of the stories this week, however, you can see who Camden Council has sold the details to, which is interesting in itself. They include a host of estate agents and Camden Town’s Shaka Zulu nightclub. Forty-one sales for just under four grand. The complaint is that the information is often used by those who buy it for cold-calling marketing and unwanted mail shoots.