UK Liberty

British Medical Association not keen on data sharing

Posted in privacy by ukliberty on February 16, 2009

Kable:

The confidentiality of medical records is threatened by government plans to relax laws on data protection, according to the British Medical Association

Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the British Medical Association, told the Guardian that the profession was “extremely concerned” about legislation tabled by Jack Straw, the justice secretary.

Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill would allow the Department of Health to share information on NHS databases with other ministries and private companies. …

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