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NHS medical records to be stored in regional data centres | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Privacy campaigners say the plan for the regional centres revives talk of "pseudonymised information" being extracted from medical records. That refers to a process whereby some personal identifiers are removed but not enough to make information completely anonymous."
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Hackers Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records - 0 views

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    "The hackers who stole 4.5 million patient records from an American hospital network might have exploited the infamous Heartbleed bug to carry out the hack - the first time the bug has been reported to be at the center of a high-profile breach."
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Police will have 'backdoor' access to health records despite opt-out, says MP | Society... - 0 views

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    "David Davis MP, a former shadow home secretary, told the Guardian he has established that police will be able to access the health records of patients when investigating serious crimes even if they had opted out of the new database, which will hold the entire population's medical data in a single repository for the first time from May."
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UK set to sell sensitive NHS records to commercial companies with no meaningful privacy... - 0 views

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    "The information sharing is on an opt-out basis, so if you don't want your "clinical records, mental health consultations, drug addiction rehabilitation details, dsexual health clinic attendance and abortion procedures" shared, along with your "GP records, HS numbers, post-codes, gender, date of birth," you need to contact your doctor and opt out of the process. "
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Patient lost £18,000 legal battle over GP medical records | Politics | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "Some are disturbed by the strategy to go "digital by default". Andrew Miller, chair of the Commons science and technology committee, wrote to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude with concerns that "as public services go online, the government may not keep up with advances in technology and that inadequacies in government software may lead to security vulnerabilities"."
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