UK Liberty

Eight leading medical groups urge data sharing rethink

Posted in database state, privacy by ukliberty on March 5, 2009

The BBC:

Doctors have warned that plans to relax data sharing rules could damage patient confidentiality.

A group of eight leading medical groups have urged ministers to re-think the Coroners and Justice Bill, currently working its way through parliament.

The organisations, including the British Medical Association, said they had “grave concerns” it could open up medical records and damage trust.

The government said it would be reviewing the bill.

The legislation includes plans to introduce what are known as information sharing orders that would remove data protection restrictions. …

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