As usual, they don't want to see their own actions are wrong...
Their arrogant inability to see themselves as wrong, (no matter what is said against them), is a typical behavior found in organizations run by Narcissists.
As for this ... "There is no information on how the databases were identified, screened and selected for inclusion in the report; where the majority of the information about the databases came from"
What hope in hell would we have of just asking the government for the truth and I mean the clean raw unedited truth about 46 government databases. What like asking the government about their expenses. That took over 5 years of fighting to get at the truth, including repeated freedom of information requests that were repeatedly blocked and ignored by the government, until in the end, the only solution to get at the truth, was to steal the data from the government. Then we the voters finally got at the shocking truth. The pack of lying two faced manipulators who run government *have proved* they will not give us the truth, thereby totally destroying their credibility. Their arrogant contempt for us is proved by their own actions. We vote them in to represent us, not to lie and dictate to us. So how the hell are we suppose to trust them, when they arrogantly act like our lying ruling elite masters, with ever more examples of their abuses of their anti-terror laws and yet, even worse we have to suffer their relentless need for ever more intrusive laws and outright Police State tactics.
As for this comment ... "Where legal judgements have been made about compatibility with legislation, no legal arguments are produced to support them. It is not possible to assess whether the methodology is robust and appropriate,"
The government makes and controls the law. They therefore choose what they want to consider legal and illegal. Therefore they will not define their own behavior as illegal, so the government will still continue to justify its own actions, regardless of how morally intrusive or exploitative they make their databases.
They have proved their own words are meaningless. We therefore cannot trust them regardless of what they say and regardless of which party is in power. Their own lying manipulative actions has resulted in permanently destroying their credibility. We can no longer trust a word they say and so to prove their accountability, we need access to their data. They want Big Brother, so its time to give them what they want and turn technology against them to monitor them for accountability.