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Why no prison sentences for misuse of medical data?

So, the government, roused from its torpor by the public outrage at the care.data proposals, and the apparent sale of 47 million patient records to actuaries, is said to be proposing, as a form of reassurance, amendments to the Care … Continue reading

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Filed under care.data, Data Protection, data sharing, Information Commissioner, Leveson, monetary penalty notice, NHS

Hospital records sold to insurance companies – in breach of the Data Protection Act?

I’ve asked the ICO to assess whether the sale of millions of health records to insurance companies so that they could “refine” their premiums was compliant with the law I’m about to disclose some sensitive personal data: I have been … Continue reading

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Filed under care.data, Confidentiality, Data Protection, data sharing, Information Commissioner, NHS, Privacy

Contributing to society?

Why are proponents of care:data resorting to rudeness about those who are not as convinced as they are? When I attended the launch of MedConfidential in April of this year I was largely ignorant of the proposals to amass patient … Continue reading

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Filed under Data Protection, NHS, Privacy, transparency