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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 @08:52AM (#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.


    captcha: coronary!

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

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