When is your data anonymous?
In a joint piece for Digital Health, Paul Affleck and GP Dr Imran Khan, explore the recent care.data and GPDPR programmes and when health data is anonymous.
Full power of innovative technologies ‘will not be achieved’ in no-deal Brexit
The warning comes amid concerns there may be delays in sharing health data between the UK and the EU if Britain crashes out of the union without a deal.
NHSX CDO tries to quell alarm bells over Alexa partnership
Tara Donnelly confirmed that no patient will be shared with Amazon following an initiative to make healthcare data accessible via Amazon Alexa.
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Amazon Alexa partnership puts patient data ‘at risk’
A lack of detail about how patient data will be used and stored makes the deal appear like a “crazy PR stunt”, according to Phil Booth of medConfidential.
Home Office discussing potentially unlawful access to patient info by police
According to some local medical committees in England, police are using subject access requests to acquire the medical histories of individuals who have applied for a firearms licence – a mechanism the ICO argues breaches data protection law.
National data opt-out programme comes into force
The national data opt-out programme has been launched, with a view to allowing people to choose how their health data is used for research and planning.
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Over £1 million spent by NHS trusts on GDPR preparation, FOI reveals
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent to NHS trusts in England reveal that more than £1 million has been spent preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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WhatsApp doc: Legal and practical perspectives of using mobile messaging
With GDPR coming into force in Spring 2018, our guest columnists explore the legal and practical implications of using mobile messengers in the healthcare sector and finding a balance between convenience and compliance.
The CIO interview: Ed Tucker, DP Governance
Ed Tucker, CIO of DP Governance explains why AI is overrated, importance of a customer centric back to basics approach and who he admires in the industry.