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UK Police Will Have Backdoor Access To Health Records 108

Posted by timothy
from the public-servants'-prerogative dept.
kc123 writes "David Davis MP, a former shadow home secretary, has told the Guardian that police would be able to access the new central NHS database without a warrant as critics warn of catastrophic breach of trust. The database that will store all of England's health records has a series of 'backdoors' that will allow police and government bodies to access people's medical data. In the past police would need to track down the GP who held a suspect's records and go to court for a disclosure order. Now, they would be able to simply approach the new arms-length NHS information centre, which will hold the records. The idea that police will be able to request information from a central database without a warrant totally undermines a long-held belief in the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship."
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UK Police Will Have Backdoor Access To Health Records

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  • Re:Okay... (Score:2, Funny)

    by sliceoflife (2814511) on Saturday February 08, 2014 @07:52AM (#46194831)

    You are aware there is some other "bodies" perhaps "nebulous" who are also happy to make changes with no reason or justification, apart from that they want to.

    FUCK BETA.

    captcha: coronary!

    They'll be able to discover all the people on BETA BLOCKERS!

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