Transgender charity Mermaids fined £25k for data protection breach
The transgender charity has been fined £25,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure.
London gender identity clinic investigating ‘data security incident’
A statement from Tavistock and Portman confirmed that “due to an error”, an email regarding an upcoming art project exposed the email addresses of patients.
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.
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.
Digital Health’s Top 10 most read stories of 2017
It was a year filled with plenty of announcements, promises, deals and launches. We break down the Top 10 most viewed news stories of the year.
Digital Health’s review of the year, 2017
What a year 2017 has been in the world of digital health. It was a year you couldn’t avoid with AI, the ICO and CQC looming large.
PCS Speaker profile: Peter Brown on mordernising data protection laws
Peter Brown, a senior technology officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), will be speaking about data protection principles in the context of cyber security at the first Public Cyber Security conference on 7 December.
Former NHS employee guilty of snooping on patient records
A former NHS employee at Royal Stoke Hospital has been found guilty in court for snooping on patient records of her neighbours and colleagues.
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TPP making changes to SystmOne to address data protection concerns
TPP has confirmed it is piloting new functionality in its SystmOne electronic patient record, with a view to addressing data protection concerns raised by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
ICO warns NHS staff that unlawfully accessing patient records is an offence
The Information Commissioner’s Office has reminded NHS staff about the serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason, after a ‘nosy’ Essex midwifery assistant was fined.
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